On March 7, 2016, the Honorable Richard M. Berman, USDJ, dismissed a motion for summary judgment made by parents against the Pelham Union Free School District, and ordered that judgment be entered on behalf of the School District. In this action, the Pelham UFSD demonstrated that its recommendation for a special education self-contained program was appropriate for the student in question. Further, the Pelham UFSD convinced the Court not to expand the Request for Due Process to cover a previous year which the District argued it did not have sufficient notice to defend at the initial hearin. The Southern District of New York decision, M.H. and S.H., individually and on behalf of S.H. v. Pelham Union Free School District, was handled by Stephanie M. Roebuck, with assistance by Suzanne Volpe.
A copy of the decision is attached at the link below: