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Special Education Compliance

 

THREE MEMBER DUE PROCESS HEARING PANEL
EMPOWERED PURSUANT TO §162.961 R.S.Mo.
DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION

IN THE MATTER OF

 vs.                          

SOUTH IRON COUNTY R-I SCHOOL DISTRICT

 PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

 Student’s name:              

 Parent’s name:              

 Representatives     :           Sonja D. Kerr
                                         Kerr Law Offices
                                         5972 Cahill Ave., Suite 110
                                         Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

                                          Melissa Cilley
                                          P. O. Box 22611
                                          Kansas City, MO 64113

                                         Michael Blake Dudley
                                         Ramsur Law Office
                                         100 North Main Street
                                         Piedmont, MO 63957

 Local Education Agency:     South Iron County R-I School District
                                            210 School Street
                                            Annapolis, MO 63620-0218

 Representative:                Teri B. Goldman
                                        Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin
                                        720 Olive Street, Suite 2400
                                        St. Louis, MO 63101

 Hearing dates:              December 6 - 10, 1999

 Hearing officers:         Janet Davis Baker, Chairperson
                                   Betty Chong
                                   Beth Mollenkamp 

Date of Decision:      January 7, 2000

      THREE MEMBER DUE PROCESS HEARING PANEL
EMPOWERED PURSUANT TO §162.961 R.S.Mo.
DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

IN THE MATTER OF          

 vs.                                

SOUTH IRON COUNTY R-I SCHOOL DISTRICT ISSUE

    HEARING DECISION

ISSUE

Did the South Iron County R-I School District provide a free appropriate public education to  in the areas specified by the request for due process filed on behalf of ? 

TIMELINE FOR HEARING PANEL’S DECISION

The request for due process was made by  representative on June 18, 1999.  The hearing panel was empowered on June 29, 1999, with Janet Davis Baker serving as Chairperson and Betty Chong and Ed Mills appointed as hearing panel members.  The initial deadline for the issuance of the hearing panel’s decision was August 2, 1999, which is 45 days from the date the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received the request for due process.  On July 9, 1999, the representative for the South Iron County R-I School District requested an extension of time for the hearing panel’s decision to October 29, 1999.  This request was granted by the Chairperson.  Subsequently Ed Mills withdrew as hearing panel member and Beth Mollenkamp was chosen to replace him.  The school district’s representative made another request to extend the time for the hearing panel’s decision up to and including December 6, 1999, which request was granted by the Chairperson.  Because the parties agreed that the hearing on this matter be scheduled for the week of December 6, 1999, an additional extension of time for the hearing panel’s decision was requested by the representative for the school district, to a date 30 days after December 10, 1999.  This request was granted by the Chairperson with a decision due January 9, 2000. 

DECISION

The hearing was conducted the week of December 6, 1999, at the South Iron County R-I School District’s elementary school.  On the morning of December 10, 1999, the parties advised the Chairperson that a settlement had been reached.  Pursuant to the settlement, the parties requested that the hearing panel dismiss with prejudice the pending matter before it. Accordingly, the hearing panel dismissed the above-captioned matter with prejudice. 

  _________________            ______________________________
        DATE                             JANET DAVIS BAKER, Chairperson

Concur:

_________________________
        BETTY CHONG

 _________________________
    BETH MOLLENKAMP

 Copies sent to: Teri B. Goldman
                         Sonja Kerr
                         Michael Dudley
                         Melissa Cilley
                         Heidi Atkins Lieberman