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Since 2006, the Office for Dispute Resolution has made hearing officer decisions available to the public on this website. Before these decisions are posted, all identifiable student information is removed to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
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|List of Hearing Officer Decisions|
|Decision Date||File Number||LEA||IU||Hearing Officer||Issue(s)|
|opens in a new window Download PDF||08/24/2021||25118-20-21||Pittsburgh School District||02||Michael McElligott||Private School|
|opens in a new window Download PDF||09/15/2020||23343-19-20||Gateway School District||03||Cathy Skidmore||Emotional Disturbance Related Services Behavior Plan Compensatory Education|
|opens in a new window Download PDF||04/26/2019||21921-18-19||Freedom Area School District||27||Cathy Skidmore||Parent Rights Evaluation|