TS vs. Germantown Settlement Charter School

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

ODR File Number: 7385/06-07 KE

Student: TS

School District: Germantown Settlement Charter School

Type of Hearing: Open

For the Student:

(Parent Pro Se)

For the Charter School:

Jeffrey Williams, Interim Principal Germantown Settlement Charter School 4811 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144

Nicole Snyder, Esq.
Latsha, Davis, Yohe & McKenna, P.C. 350 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 100 Exton, PA 19341

Hearing Dates: March 20, April 2, May 23, June 5, 2007

Date of Receipt of Transcript: June 13, 2007

Decision Date: June 25, 2007

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year old former student of the Charter School who attended the Charter School’s 5th and 6th grades during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years. Student seeks compensatory education for the Charter School’s alleged failure to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) while he attended the Charter School. Student’s parent also seeks payment of private school tuition for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. For the reasons described below, I conclude that the Student was denied FAPE, and I award compensatory education, but I do not award payment of private school tuition.

ISSUE

Whether or not the Charter School failed to identify, evaluate and program for student appropriately while he was enrolled at the Charter School.

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