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.

In re: Student & Waltham Public Schools & Belmont Public Schools – BSEA #22-08477

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student & Waltham Public Schools & Belmont Public Schools BSEA #2208477 RULING ON WALTHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTED CONSENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Waltham Public Schools’ (Waltham) Motion for Substituted Consent (Motion), filed with the BSEA on May 26, 2022. 
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In re:  Student & Waltham Public Schools – BSEA #22-08477

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS  In re:   Student & Waltham Public Schools BSEA #2208477 RULING ON WALTHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO JOIN BELMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Waltham Public Schools’ (Waltham) Motion to Join Belmont Public Schools (Motion), filed with the BSEA on May 5, 2022. 
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Student v. Belchertown Public Schools – BSEA # 21-12052

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS Student v. Belchertown Public Schools BSEA # 2112052 DECISION/RULING ON BELCHERTOWN’S MOTION TO STRIKE A PORTION OF PARENTS’ CLOSING ARGUMENT This decision is issued pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC § 1400 et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC § 794), the state special education law (MGL ch.
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In re: Student v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA # 22-08440

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Springfield Public Schools BSEA # 2208440 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION RELATIVE TO BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY BY DISTRICT’S COUNSEL This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parent’s Motion Relative to Breach of Confidentiality by District’s Counsel (Motion) filed on May 12, 2022.
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In re:  Student v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA #22-03555

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Student v. Springfield Public Schoools BSEA #2203555 RULING ON SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL’S MOTION TO DISMISS/MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT RELATIVE TO PARENT’S AMENDED HEARING REQUEST On April 8, 2022, with the permission of the hearing officer, Parent filed an Amended Hearing Request in which she alleged that Springfield had (1) deprived Parent of reasonable accommodations for her disability to which she was entitled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and (2) unlawfully disclosed confidential student information. 
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In re: Yakov v. Lynn Public Schools – BSEA # 22-05881

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Yakov[1] v. Lynn Public Schools BSEA # 2205881 RULING ON LYNN PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parent’s Motion to Join the Department of Children and Families (Motion) in a matter pending before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA).
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In re: Student v. Marshfield Public Schools – BSEA #  22-09242

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Marshfield Public Schools BSEA #  2209242 RULING ON MARSHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS / MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Marshfield Public Schools’ Motion to Dismiss/Motion for Summary Judgment/Response to Parent’s Request for Hearing/Response to Parent’s Motions (the Motion)[1] filed on April 21, 2022.
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In re: Student & Springfield Public Schools – BSEA # 22-08440

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS
BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student & Springfield Public Schools BSEA # 2208440 This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parent’s Motion for Sanctions for Resolution Meeting Violations and Denial of Parental Meaningful Participation in the Resolution Meeting (Motion), filed with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) on May 10, 2022.
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In re:  Student v. Marshfield Public Schools – BSEA #  22-09242

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Student v. Marshfield Public Schools BSEA #  22-09242 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY COUNSEL FOR MARSHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parent’s Motion to Disqualify Counsel for Marshfield Public Schools, filed on April 9, 2022. 
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In re: Xili – BSEA # 2206000

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMININSTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Xili[1] v. Lexington Public Schools BSEA # 2206000 RULING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES’ MOTION TO FOR RECONSIDERATION OF PREVIOUS RULING JOINING THE DEPARTMENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF, or the Department) Motion for Reconsideration of my March 31, 2022 Ruling on Lexington Public Schools’ Motion Join the Department of Children and Families (Joinder Ruling).
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