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 v. Brookline Public Schools – BSEA # 20-05734

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Student v. Brookline Public Schools BSEA #2005734 RULING ON BROOKLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO JOIN BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL Parents Requested a Hearing in the above-referenced matter on December 30, 2019.  Parents, who are divorced and share custody, live in Boston and Brookline.
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In re: Ollie v. Springfield Public Schools – BSEA # 20-04776

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Ollie1 v. Springfield Public Schools BSEA #2004776 RULING ON SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ PARTIAL MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Springfield Public Schools (Springfield or “the District”) to Partially Dismiss the Hearing Request filed by Parent on behalf of Ollie.
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In re: Student v. Winchendon Public Schools, Boston Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) – BSEA # 20-04507

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Winchendon Public Schools, Boston Public Schools & Mass. Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) BSEA No. 2004507 RULING ON MOTION OF STUDENT TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS A NECESSARY PARTY This matter comes before the BSEA on a Motion of Student to Join the Department of Children and Families (“Motion”) as a necessary party in this action. 
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In re: Student v. Brookline Public Schools – BSEA # 20-02735

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Brookline Public Schools BSEA #: 2002735 RULING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT  On September 6, 2019 Parents filed for a hearing with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) against the Brookline Public Schools (BPS) seeking, among other things, retroactive reimbursement for their unilateral placement of Student at Beaver Country Day School (BCDS) for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years (Student’s 7th and 8th grade school years, respectively).
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In re: Student v. Winchendon Public Schools – BSEA # 20-04507

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
In re: Student BSEA No. 2004507 RULING ON MOTION OF WINCHENDON PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO JOIN THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS A NECESSARY PARTY This matter comes before the BSEA on Winchendon Public Schools’ Motion to Join Boston Public Schools (“Motion”) as a necessary party in this action. 
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Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational High School and North Andover Public Schools – BSEA #99-3370


Special Education Appeals BSEA #99-3370

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS

IN RE: Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational High School and North Andover Public Schools

BSEA #99-3370

RULING ON MOTION

This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational High School to Join the Department of Mental Retardation as a party in this special education appeal.
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Amesbury Public Schools v. Berkshire Hills Regional School District et al. – BSEA # 99-5005


Special Education Appeals BSEA #99-5005

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS

Amesbury Public Schools v. Berkshire Hills Regional School District et al.

BSEA # 99-5005

RULING ON AGAWAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS

Amesbury Public Schools (hereafter Amesbury) filed a Request for Hearing before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (hereafter BSEA) on the issue of its responsibility for the special education of Student.
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Billerica Public Schools BSEA – #00-0265


Special Education Appeals BSEA #00-0265

In re: Billerica Public Schools BSEA #00-0265

RULING ON MOTHER’S MOTION TO ORDER STAY-PUT SERVICES PENDING RESOLUTION OF THE CASE

This interim decision is rendered pursuant to 20 USC 1400 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), 29 USC 794 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), MGL chs.
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Student v. Fall River Public Schools – BSEA # 00-0771


Bureau Of Special Education Appeals BSEA# 00-0771

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS

Student v. Fall River Public Schools BSEA # 00-0771

RULING ON MOTION TO ADOPT THREE YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Introduction

A Request for Hearing in this case was initiated through a “Complaint” filed with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (hereafter, Bureau ) by Parent on behalf of her minor child (hereafter, Student) against Fall River Public Schools (hereafter, Fall River).
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Carver Public Schools – BSEA #00-2574


Special Education Appeals BSEA #00-2574

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS

BSEA #00-2574

RE: CARVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

RULING ON CARVER’S MOTION TO DISMISS

INTRODUCTION

On May 13, 2000, the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (hereafter BSEA) received a request for a hearing from the Student and her Parents seeking compensatory education in the form of two years of college tuition.
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