Category Archives: State

Laws, regulations, advisories, etc. from states.

Student V. Malden Public Schools – BSEA # 21-02352

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
Student V. Malden Public Schools BSEA No. 2102352 RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS On October 29, 2020, Parents filed a Request for Hearing with the BSEA in which they alleged that the Malden Public Schools (Malden or School) had unlawfully failed to provide them with a complete copy of and access to inspect Student’s entire education record.
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In re: Monomy Regional School District – BSEA # 20-09834

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Monomoy Regional School District
BSEA No. 2009834 RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS OF MONOMOY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT  INTRODUCTION  This case involves Parents’ allegations that prior to and including the 2017-2018 school year (Student’s third grade), the Monomoy Regional School District (Monomoy or District) failed to protect Student from bullying and harassment by other students despite its knowledge that such bullying and harassment was taking place.
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In re: Student v. Newton Public Schools – BSEA # 20-10632

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS
BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
In re: Student v. Newton Public Schools BSEA # 2010632 RULING ON NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF DISCOVERY On August 5, 2020, Parents in the above-referenced matter served their First Request for Production of Documents and Interrogatories on Newton Public Schools (Newton).
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In re Student v Boston Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) – BSEA No. 20-08568

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re Student v Boston Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) BSEA No. 2008568 RULING ON MOTION TO DISMISS OF MASS. DEPT. OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (DESE) The instant case involves a 19-year old special education student (Student) who is a resident of Boston, who at all relevant times has been in the legal and physical custody of the Department of Youth Services (DYS), initially on detention status, and subsequently, as a committed youth.
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In re: Student v. Malden Public Schools – BSEA # 20-04105

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Malden Public Schools BSEA No. 2004105 RULING ON MOTION TO STRIKE SCHOOL’S EXHIBITS On August 13, 2020, Parents filed a Motion to Strike Respondent’s [School’s] Exhibits on the grounds that they did not receive the School’s exhibit book until August 12, 2020, one day after the date by which the parties were directed to file and exchange exhibits and witness lists.
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In re: Student v. Andover Public Schools – BSEA # 20-07733

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Andover Public Schools BSEA #2007733 RULING ON MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT In the instant case, Andover has filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in which it asserts that relief that Parents seek with respect to the 2020-2021 school year, i.e.,
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In re: Student v. Blue Hills Regional Technical Schools – BSEA # 20-08213

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Blue Hills Regional Technical Schools BSEA # 2008213 RULING ON BLUE HILLS REGIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL’S MOTION TO DISMISS AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE MOTION TO NARROW THE SCOPE OF THE HEARING On or about May 22, 2020, the BSEA received Parents’/Student’s Hearing Request in the above-referenced matter, asserting that Student has not met her IEP and/or Transition Plan reading goals and therefore has been denied a FAPE and is not ready to graduate. 
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In re: Student v. Haverhill Public Schools – BSEA # 20-05314

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Student v. Haverhill Public Schools BSEA #2005314 RULING ON SCHOOL’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT In the instant case, the Haverhill Public Schools (Haverhill or HPS) has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in which it asserts that it has agreed to provide Parent with all of the prospective relief that she seeks on behalf of Student, namely, funding for a day placement at a private school chosen by Parent. 
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In re:  Student v. Boston Public Schools & Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – BSEA # 20-06658

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Student v. Boston Public Schools & Department of Elementary and Secondary Education BSEA # 2006658 RULING ON THE  DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION’S MOTION TO DISMISS On March 28, 2020, Parent filed a Hearing Request in the above-referenced matter. 
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In re: Rand v. Sharon Public Schools – BSEA # 19-12408

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Rand1 v. Sharon Public Schools BSEA #1912408 RULING ON PARENTS’ MID-HEARING REQUEST FOR SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM AND SHARON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MID-HEARING REQUEST TO AMEND WITNESS LIST This matter, filed on June 19, 2019, is currently in hearing before Hearing Officer Amy Reichbach.
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