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: Ollie v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA # 21-02164

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Ollie1 v. Springfield Public Schools BSEA No. 2102164 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION FOR RECUSAL This matter comes before the Hearing Officer at the Request of the Parent that a different Hearing Officer be assigned to complete the instant appeal.
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In re: Student v. Southbridge Public Schools – BSEA # 21-00615

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Southbridge Public Schools BSEA No. 2100615 RULING ON MOTION OF PARENT TO JOIN THE MASS. DEPT. OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (DESE) AS A PARTY The instant case involves a special education student (Student) who is a resident of Southbridge.
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In re: Ollie  v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA #21-02164

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Olliev. Springfield Public Schools     BSEA # 21-02164 RULING ON PRE-HEARING MOTIONS The instant Ruling addresses three Motions, two related, one not: Parents’ Motion to Amend her Hearing Request; the School’s Motion for Summary Judgment; and Parent’s Motion to Open the Hearing. 
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In re: Ryder v. Worcester Public Schools – BSEA #21-00796

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re Ryder1 v. Worcester Public Schools BSEA #2100796 RULING ON WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO PERMIT OBSERVATION This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on a motion filed by Worcester Public Schools (Worcester, or the District) to permit observation of Ryder at the program in which he has been unilaterally placed by Parents.
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In re: Student v. Framingham Public Schools – BSEA #21-01266

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS Student v. Framingham Public Schools BSEA # 2101266 RULING ON FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’S MOTION TO DISMISS/ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT PROCEDURAL HISTORY Parents filed an Amended Hearing Request on October 19, 2020. Framingham filed its Motion to Dismiss and/or Motion for Summary Judgment and accompanying exhibits on November 2, 2020.
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In re: Student v.  Acton-Boxborough Regional School District – BSEA #21-03253

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALRS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v.  Acton-Boxborough Regional School District  BSEA # 2103253 RULING ON PARENTS’ MOTION TO JOIN On January 5, 2021, Parents in the above-referenced matter filed a Motion for Joinder of the Town of Acton as a Party (Motion), arguing that complete relief cannot be granted in its absence.
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In re: Ollie v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA #21-02164

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Ollie1v. Springfield Public Schools                                                                              BSEA #2102164      RULING ON PARTIES’ REQUESTS TO ADMIT AUDIOTAPES This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Parties’ Motions to Admit Audio recordings of the Team meeting held on August 17, 2020 and the Resolution Meeting held on October 1, 2020.
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Ollie v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA #21-02164

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS  Ollie1 v. Springfield Public Schools BSEA #2102164 RULING ON SCHOOL’S MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Springfield Public Schools (“School”) to Dismiss. On September 16, 2020 the Parent filed a Hearing Request alleging that procedural and substantive violations of the Student’s and Parent’s IDEA rights occurred at Team Meetings held on August 17, 2020 and September 10, 2020.
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In re: Student v. Hampshire Regional School District – BSEA #21-03975

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Hampshire Regional School District BSEA # 2103975 RULING ON PARENTS’ MOTION TO ENFORCE STAY-PUT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on Parents’ Motion to Enforce Stay-Put, which was filed with the BSEA on December 2, 2020.
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In re: Student v. Reading Public Schools – BSEA #20-08819

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student  v. Reading Public Schools
BSEA # 2008819 RULING ON PARENT’S EXPEDITED MOTION AND PRE-TRIAL HEARING REQUEST FOR STAY-PUT PROVISION PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION RELIEF DURING PROCEEDINGS This Ruling addresses Parent’s Expedited Motion and Pretrial Hearing for Stay Put Provision Preliminary Injunction Relief during Proceedings.
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