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Compliance

FY 1998-99 Hearing Decisions

 

1.Windsor C-1 School District

issue:

Eligibility: Parent alleged student should have been referred, evaluated, and identified earlier.

Evaluation: Parent alleged evaluation was inadequate and not timely.

Placement: Parent alleged placement inappropriate.

IEP appropriateness of serves/goals/objectives.

decision: In favor or parents. Reimbursement for unilateral private placement ordered. Reevaluation ordered. New IEP ordered.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately five months.

2.Valley R-VI School District

issue: Placement: Parents challenge proposed state school placement.

decision: In favor of school district.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately four months.

3.Carrolton R-VII School District

issue: One-on-one aide. Parent no longer wanted an aide assigned.

decision: In favor of school district.

timeline: Within 45 days.

4.State Schools for Severely Handicapped (SSSH)

issue:

Related Services: Parents sought administration of medication during homebound services.

Homebound Services: Parent’s objected to school system’s requirement that parent or caretaker be present in home as a condition of homebound services.

decision: In favor of SSSH.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately three months.

5.Columbia 93 School District

issue:

Extended School Day: Parents sought one-one-one tutoring as an IEP service after school instead of one-on-one tutoring available for all students.

Related Service: Parents sought individual psychotherapy instead of school counselor services.

decision:

In favor of parent.

In favor of parent.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately six months.

6.Dallas County R-I School District

issue: Graduation/Change of Placement: Student contests decision to graduate and claims denial of FAPE.

decision: In favor of school district.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately seven months.

7.Carrollton R-VII School District

issue: IEP services: Parents seeking IEP provisions for assistance with inaccessible barriers (architectural, drinking fountains, toilets with no handrails).

decision: In favor of parent.

timeline: Within 45 days.

8.Special School District of St. Louis County

issue: Eligibility/Placement: School District initiated due process to override the lack of consent for initial placement.

decision: In favor of school district.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately three months.

9.Moniteau County C-1 School District

issue: IEP implementation for a private school student.

decision: Dismissed case based on finding private school student has no right to due process hearing under IDEA for such an issue.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately three months.

10.Cassville R-IV School District

issue: Independent Evaluation: Parent sought amendment of independent evaluator report.

decision: Dismissed case finding no jurisdiction over parent’s claim.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately five months.

11.Neosho R-V School District

issue: IEP: appropriateness of goals and objectives, positive behavior interventions.

decision: In favor of parent.

timeline: Extended properly. Approximately 8 months.

12.St. Louis City School District

issue: Placement: Parents sought private segregated placement. School district proposed segregated school within school district.

decision: Panel held IEP provision on placement was vague and confusing and ordered school to reconvene. Panel did not order private segregated placement requested by parent.

timeline: Within 45 days.