Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus P.C.
Monday, February 9, 2009
SRO finds that parental placement supplemented by related services was inappropriate
SRO 08-119: The parent appealed an IHO denial of reimbursement. SRO Paul Kelly found for the parent on prong 1, but it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory. Kelly ruled that the parent's unilateral placement of the student at the Aaron School was inappropriate to meet the student's needs because the Aaron School did not provide the level of related services identified in the IEP as appropriate to meet his needs. The parent supplemented the program at the Aaron School with private services, but that was not sufficient for the SRO.