WW vs. Scranton City School District


Due Process Hearing for WW

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx File Number: 7621/06-07LS

Date of Hearing: May 8, 2007


Parties: Mr.

Ms. Lee Carr
Scranton City School District 425 N. Washington Avenue Scranton, PA 18503-1305


Harold McGrath, Esq McGrath Law Office
321 Spruce Street, Suite 600 Scranton, PA 18503

Date Transcript Received: May 11, 2007

Date of Decision: May 20, 2007

Hearing Officer: David F. Bateman, PhD


Student is a xx-year-old student eligible for special education and related services identified by the District as a student with autism and other disabilities. He currently attends the local high school. The District has found him eligible for extended school year services for the summer of 2007 and offered an individualized education program (IEP) for extended school year (ESY) services on March 23, 2007. The Parent disagrees with the IEP, specifically the amount and duration of the ESY services offered.

This hearing was held shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in the Schaffer v. Weast1 matter shifting the burden of persuasion to the party filing for the hearing. It was clear a lot of animosity existed in this hearing. The issues in this hearing were very similar to a previous due process hearing and appeal from 2004.2


Is the extended school year program offered by the Scranton City School District for the summer of 2007 appropriate for Student?


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