In Re: Halsey & Lenox Public Schools – BSEA # 16-05042

         COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS                  Division of Administrative Law Appeals           Bureau of Special Education Appeals   In Re:   Halsey[1] & Lenox Public Schools BSEA # 16-05042 ORDER   This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Requests of the Parties for clarification of the Decision issued on June 22, 2016 in the instant matter. …Look at this result

In re: Maynard Public Schools – BSEA # 16-09990

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals   In re: Maynard Public Schools  –  BSEA # 16-09990 RULING ON SCHOOL’S MOTION TO DISMISS APPEAL             This ruling is rendered pursuant to M.G.L. Chapters 30A and 71B; 20 U.S.C. §1401 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. § 794; and the regulations promulgated…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Andover Public Schools – BSEA # 15-10008

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS  DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS Bureau of Special Education Appeals In Re: Student & Andover Public Schools –  BSEA # 15-10008 RULING ON MOTION OF ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER[1] At issue in this Ruling is whether the Andover Public Schools (Andover or School) must provide Parents with documents related to students…Look at this result

In Re: Student v. Arlington Public Schools BSEA # 16-11465   

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re:    Student v. Arlington Public Schools BSEA # 16-11465   Ruling on Arlington Public Schools’ Motion for Protective Order On June 24, 2016, Parents filed a Hearing Request challenging the program and placement proposed by Arlington Public Schools (Arlington) for Student, and seeking public…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Natick Public Schools – BSEA # 16-11011

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS Bureau of Special Education Appeals In Re: Student & Natick Public Schools BSEA # 1611011 RULING ON MOTION OF PARENT TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS A NECESSARY PARTY             Student is a 13-year-old Natick Public Schools student.  Student is eligible for special education services on…Look at this result

In Re: Student v. North Middlesex Regional School District & Department of Children and Families – BSEA # 16-12096

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS   In Re:   Student v.  North Middlesex Regional School District & Department of Children and Families BSEA # 16-12096 Ruling on the Department of Children and Families’ Motion to be Dismissed as a Party On June 30, 2016 Parents requested a Hearing before the Bureau…Look at this result

Jamal & Holyoke Public Schools (and seven others) – BSEA # 16-06553

Editors note: This ruling is one of eight that follow the same legal analysis and similar set of facts. For that reason, all 8 rulings are attached as PDF and only one is presented in HTML format. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals  Jamal[1] & Holyoke Public Schools BSEA #16-06553…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Natick Public Schools – BSEA # 16-11011

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS Bureau of Special Education Appeal In Re:  Student & Natick Public Schools BSEA # 16-11011 RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS On June 17, 2016 Parent filed her initial Hearing Request with the BSEA in which she sought “determination if retaliation/discrimination and denial of FAPE occurred.”  Attached to the…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Shrewsbury Public Schools – BSEA # 16-10565

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS Bureau of Special Education Appeals In Re:  Student & Shrewsbury Public Schools BSEA # 16-10565 RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS On June 8, 2016 Parent filed her initial Hearing Request with the BSEA.  On the same date, Shrewsbury challenged the sufficiency of the Hearing Request on two grounds:…Look at this result

Student v. Medford Public Schools – BSEA # 16-10177

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re:  Student v. Medford Public Schools BSEA # 1610177 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION FOR INTERIM PLACEMENT On June 1, 2016, Parents in the above-referenced matter requested a Hearing.  A Pre-hearing Conference was held on July 21, 2016 after which Medford Public Schools (Medford) offered…Look at this result

Student v. Walpole Public Schools – BSEA # 17-01652

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS Student v. Walpole Public Schools BSEA # 1701652 Ruling on Walpole’s Motion to Dismiss[1] Facts[2] The student (“Student”) is an eight year old student in third grade who resides with his family in Walpole, Massachusetts.  He was the subject of a BSEA hearing entitled In re: Doug,…Look at this result

In Re: Student v. Lexington Public Schools – BSEA # 17-01925

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re:     Student v. Lexington Public Schools BSEA # 1701925   Ruling on Lexington Public Schools’ Motion To Dismiss This Ruling is issued pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC 1400 et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act…Look at this result

In re: Student and Southwick-Tolland Regional School District – BSEA # 16-07800

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMININSTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:    Student and Southwick-Tolland Regional School District BSEA # 16-07800   RULING ON PARENTS’ MOTION FOR AN IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICER This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parents’ Motion for an Impartial Hearing Officer, filed on June 27, 2016. Parents initially filed…Look at this result

In re: Wanda v. Arlington Public Schools – BSEA # 17-00442

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:    Wanda[1] v. Arlington Public Schools BSEA # 17-00442   RULING ON DISTRICT’S MOTION TO JOIN THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on a Motion filed by the Arlington Public Schools (“District”) in a pending…Look at this result

In Re: Rafael & Norton Public Schools – BSEA # 16-09348

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Bureau of Special Education Appeals    In Re:  Rafael[1] & Norton Public Schools BSEA# 16-09348 RULING ON NORTON’S MOTION FOR COSTS AND SANCTIONS This comes before the Hearing Officer on Norton’s Motion for Costs and Sanctions, submitted on September 21, 2016.  Norton argued in support of the Motion at…Look at this result

In re: Dee v. Mansfield Public Schools – BSEA # 17-00794

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals In re: Dee1 BSEA #1700794 RULING ON SCHOOL’S MOTION TO DISMISS PARENTS’ APPEAL BACKGROUND Parents have filed a Hearing Request with the BSEA seeking: 1) an order finding Dee eligible for special education services; and 2) an order of residential placement at…Look at this result

In re: Student v. Boston Public Schools – BSEA # 17-02809

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMININSTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re : Student v. Boston Public Schools BSEA #1702809   RULING ON BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR JOINDER On November 7, 2016, Boston Public Schools (Boston) filed a Motion for Joinder of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in the above-referenced…Look at this result

In re: Xander and Mendon-Upton Regional School District – BSEA # 17-03303

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Xander1 BSEA #1703303 RULING ON MENDON-UPTON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Mendon-Upton Regional School District (hereinafter “MURSD” or “the District”) to Dismiss the Hearing Request filed by…Look at this result

In re: Yuri v. Fall River Public Schools – BSEA # 17-03425

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Yuri1 BSEA #1703425 RULING ON FALL RIVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Fall River Public Schools (“District”) to Dismiss the Hearing Request filed by Parent on behalf of…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Chicopee Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) – BSEA # 16-08986

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student & Chicopee Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) BSEA No. 16-08986 RULING ON MOTIONS TO DISMISS OF MASS. DEPT. OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION AND CHICOPEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS The instant case involves an 18-year old special…Look at this result

In re: Student v. Danvers Public Schools – BSEA # 17-01031

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals In re: Student v. Danvers Public Schools BSEA #: 17-01031 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF HEARING OFFICER PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND Parent, through her advocate, submitted a hearing request to the BSEA on August 19, 2016. As is customary, the matter was…Look at this result

In Re: Student & Manchester-Essex Regional School District – BSEA # 17-02730

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS Bureau of Special Education Appeals In Re: Student & Manchester-Essex Regional School District BSEA # 17-02730 RULING ON MOTION OF MANCHESTER-ESSEX REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER Student is a seventh grader who lives with her parents (Parents) within the Manchester-Essex Regional School District (MERSD or District)….Look at this result

In Re: Student v. Scituate Public Schools – BSEA # 17-02015

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student v. Scituate Public Schools BSEA# 17-02015   Ruling on Scituate Public Schools’ Motion to Compel Parents’ Responses to First Request for Production of Documents and First Request for Interrogatories and Scituate’s Response to Parents’ Continued Refusal to Provide Documents;…Look at this result

In RE: Student & Reading Public Schools – BSEA # 17-06923

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In RE: Student & Reading Public Schools BSEA # 17-06923 RULING ON READING PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS Parents filed a Hearing Request with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (“BSEA”) on February 21, 2017. On March 6, 2017 Reading Public Schools (“Reading” or…Look at this result

In Re: Student v. Andover Public Schools – BSEA # 17-06174

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student v. Andover Public Schools BSEA # 17-06174   RULING ON ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER Andover Public Schools (Andover) submits this Motion in connection with discovery requests filed by Parents in the above-referenced matter. By way of…Look at this result

In re: Student v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District – BSEA # 17-03770

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMININSTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District BSEA # 17-03770 RULING ON ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS MOTION TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AND PARENTS REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF THE HEARING On December 19, 2016, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (AB)…Look at this result

In Re: Dorian and Waltham Public Schools – BSEA #17-02306

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS   In Re: Dorian and Waltham Public Schools BSEA # 17-02306 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION TO QUASH AND VACATE SUBPOENAS AND WALTHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO COMPEL    This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on two pre-hearing motions: Parent’s Motion to…Look at this result

Worcester Public Schools v.  Fitchburg Public Schools & the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – BSEA # 17-09036 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS   Worcester Public Schools v.  Fitchburg Public Schools & the Department of Elementary  and Secondary Education BSEA # 17-09036 RULING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES’ MOTION TO VACATE SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM  This case involves an appeal by Worcester Public Schools (“Worcester”) of the Department of Elementary…Look at this result

In re: Ann and Medford Public Schools- BSEA # 17-09151

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals   In re: Ann[1] and Medford Public Schools BSEA #1709151 RULING ON MEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT BACKGROUND On April 27, 2017 Parents filed a Hearing Request (including three exhibits labelled P-1 to P-3) against the Medford Public Schools (MPS)….Look at this result

In Re: Dorian v. Waltham Public Schools – BSEA # 17-02306

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Dorian 1 BSEA # 17-02306 RULING ON WALTHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS, WALTHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR RULINGS AND SANCTIONS, PARENT’S CROSS MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AND MOTION TO COMPEL, AND PARENT’S MOTION TO ENTER PROTECTIVE ORDERS This matter comes before…Look at this result