Category Archives: BSEA Rulings

The Bureau of Special Education Appeals (“BSEA”) conducts mediations, advisory opinions and hearings to resolve disputes among parents, school districts, private schools and state agencies concerning eligibility, evaluation, placement, individualized education programs (IEPs), special education services and procedural protections for students with disabilities.

BSEA Rulings July 2012 to Date

BSEA Rulings July 2012 to Date

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BSEA Decisions and Rulings – FY 2012 and Older

Bureau of Special Education Appeals Decisions and Rulings

Rulings: Decisions:
Decisions made by the Hearing Officer during the course of a due process hearing.
BSEA # Issue Date
   12-8636 03/11/2013
   12-7653 1/23/2013
   12-0781 11/12/2012
   12-7450 7/23/2012
   12-7661 7/12/2012
   12-8582 6/18/2012
   12-0507 5/18/2012
   12-5819 5/14/2012
   12-3302 2/10/2012
   12-3430 2/7/2012
   12-3366 2/1/2012
   12-1212 11/17/2011
   12-0399 10/26/2011
   12-1912 10/19/2011
   12-1714 10/7/2011
BSEA # Issue Date
The written outcome of the due process hearing presenting the final determination and order of the Hearing Officer.
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Student v. New Bedford Public Schools – BSEA #1405888

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student v. BSEA # 1405888 New Bedford Public Schools Ruling on New Bedford Public Schools’ Partial Motion to Dismiss and Motion for a More Definite Statement On March 10, 2014, New Bedford Public Schools (New Bedford) filed a Partial Motion to Dismiss and a Motion for a More Definite Statement in the above-referenced matter. … Read the rest

Student & Stoughton Public Schools & Department of Developmental Services & Department of Mental Health – BSEA #1406800

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Division of Administrative Law Appeals Bureau of Special Education Appeals
Student & Stoughton Public Schools Department of Developmental Services Department of Mental Health
  BSEA # 1406800 RULING REGARDING THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH’S MOTION TO DISMISS The Hearing Request in this matter was filed with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) on March 20, 2014. … Read the rest

Student v. Milford Public Schools – BSEA #1405530

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student v. BSEA # 1405530 Milford Public Schools Ruling on Milford Public Schools’ Motion to Dismiss On February 13, 2014, Milford Public Schools (Milford) filed a Motion to Dismiss the above-referenced matter without prejudice. According to Milford, Parents’ Hearing Request is premature. … Read the rest

Springfield School District – BSEA #1404388

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

Bureau of Special Education Appeals

  In Re: Springfield School District BSEA # 1404388    

RULING ON PARTIAL MOTION TO DISMISS

The Springfield School District (Springfield) filed a hearing request with the BSEA. Student filed a response that included counterclaims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). … Read the rest

Student v. Billerica Public Schools – BSEA #1403000

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In Re: Student v. BSEA # 1403000 Billerica Public Schools Ruling on Billerica Public Schools’ Motion to Dismiss On January 23, 2014, Billerica Public Schools (Billerica) filed a Motion to Dismiss which Motion was verbally opposed by Parents during a telephone conference call on January 23, 2014. … Read the rest

Wayland School District – BSEA #1403324

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

Bureau of Special Education Appeals

  In Re: Wayland School District BSEA # 1403324    

RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS

Introduction This Ruling addresses the question of whether by signing a mediation agreement pursuant to which the School District agreed to fund a particular private school that accepted Student, Parents waived any right to public funding of a different private school. … Read the rest