Special Education Hearing Officer


Child’s Name: TT

Date of Birth: XX-XX-XXXX

Date of Hearing: August 31, 2009


ODR No. 00034-0910AS

Parties to the Hearing: Parent:

School District:
Mimi Rose, Esq.
Office of General Counsel
School District of Philadelphia 440 North Broad Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015

Date Record Closed: September 4, 2009

Date of Decision: September 18, 2009

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers


“Student” (Student) 1 is a resident of the Philadelphia School District (District) whose parent complains that the District did not follow through with Child Find regulations, did not provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE), and did not appropriately program for Student’s reading disability. As relief, the Parent requests an independent evaluation, Sylvan learning center tutoring, summer reading assistance, Wilson Reading training for Student’s current reading teacher, and a research-based program. Because Student’s parent did not appear at the scheduled due process hearing, despite appropriate notice, no evidence was produced to support Parent’s complaint. Accordingly, this matter is dismissed.


Whether the due process hearing may be dismissed where Parent had notice of the due process hearing, opportunity to attend the hearing, and did not attend the hearing?


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