SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
File No. 7154/06-07 KE
ZS and the Pittston Area School District
For the Student:
Drew Christian, Esq. Attorney-at-Law 801 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510
For the School District:
Director of Special Education Pittston Area School District 5 Stout Street
Pittston, PA 18640-3391
Anjela Januski, Esq.
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
401 Adams Avenue, Scranton Center 4th Floor, Suite 400
Scranton, PA 18510
Due Process Hearing Request Date: November 20, 2006
Resolution Meeting Date: Waived
Hearing Dates: February 23, April 3, 2007
Date Record Closed: April 20, 2007
Decision Date: April 25, 2007
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
Student contends that he has been denied a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) since November 20, 2006. He requests compensatory education and an independent evaluation at public expense. The School District disputes any denial of FAPE and further contends that Student is not entitled to special education services and/or accommodations because he does not need special education and related services. For the reasons described below, I find for Student.
Whether the School District has provided Student with a free and appropriate public education since November 20, 2006?
Whether Student is entitled to independent evaluations at public expense? Whether Student is eligible for special education and/or accommodations?ZS-Pittston-Area-ODRNo-7154-06-07-KE