SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
DUE PROCESS HEARING
Name of Child: WW
ODR #6887/06-07 LS
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Date of Hearing: November 13, 2006
Parties to the Hearing: Mr.
Scranton City School District 425 N. Washington Ave Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
John Bogdanovicz, Esquire 507 Linden Street, Suite 300 Scranton, PA 18503
Harold McGrath, Esquire McGrath Law Offices
3215 Spruce Street, Suite 600
Scranton, PA 18503
Date Transcript Received: November 18, 2006
Date of Decision: November 27, 2006
Hearing Officer: Marcie Romberger, Esquire
Student is xx years old and currently in his second year of 10th grade in the Scranton City School District. He has been diagnosed with autism. In May, 2006, the District and Student reached an agreement for the District to fund an independent educational evaluation for Student. As a result of some issues, Student did not have the independent evaluation conducted. Student’s behaviors have declined within the past few weeks. His aggression has increased and his time in academic instruction has decreased due to other behaviors. Both sides have requested independent educational and psychological evaluations at public expense to be ordered for Student.