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 & Barnstable Public Schools & Dennis-Yarmouth RSD – BSEA # 21-09285

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student & Barnstable Public Schools & Dennis-Yarmouth RSD BSEA No. 2109285              RULING ON DENNIS-YARMOUTH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MOTION TO DISMISS AND MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District’s (DYRSD) Response to Parent’s Request for Hearing and Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgment (Motion), which was filed with the BSEA on May 28, 2021.
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In re: Student v. Harvard Public Schools – BSEA # 21-08881

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Harvard Public School BSEA# 2108881 RULING ON HARVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion for Summary Judgment (Motion) filed by the Harvard Public Schools (Harvard or the District) on June 23, 2021.
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In re: Student v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District  – BSEA # 21-03253

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District                                                                              BSEA # 2103253 RULING ON PARENT’S AND ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS’S MOTION FOR DIRECTED VERDICT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on two Motions for Directed Verdict (together, Motions) made and argued orally by Parent and by Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (Acton-Boxborough or District) on the first day of Hearing, June 2, 2021.
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In re: Foxborough Public Schools v. Student – BSEA # 21-09192

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
In re: Foxborough Public Schools v. Student BSEA # 2109192 RULING ON FOXBOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion for Summary Judgment (Motion) filed by the Foxborough Public Schools (the District) on May 5, 2021.
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In re: Student v. Lawrence Public Schools and DESE – BSEA # 21-07071

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Lawrence Public Schools and DESE BSEA # 2107071 RULING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION’S MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Motion to Dismiss (Motion) which was filed with the BSEA on April 21, 2021.
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In re: South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District v. Student – BSEA # 21-08266

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District v. Student BSEA #2108266 RULING ON PARENTS’ REQUEST FOR MOTION TO JOIN This Ruling is issued in response to Parents’ Request for Motion to Join (Motion) in the above-referenced matter.
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In re: Pembroke Public Schools v. Student – BSEA # 21-08690

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Pembroke Public Schools v. Student                                                                             BSEA # 2108690 RULING ON PARENT’S MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Parent’s Motion to Dismiss (Motion) which was filed with the BSEA on April 16, 2021.
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In re: Twyla v. Needham Public Schools – BSEA #21-04756

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Twyla1 v. Needham Public Schools BSEA #2104756 RULING ON NEEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion of the Needham Public Schools (Needham, or the District) to Dismiss the Hearing Request filed by Ms.
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In re: Student v. Lawrence Public Schools and DESE – BSEA #21-07071

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties FROM: Alina Kantor Nir, Esq., Hearing Officer (AKN) DATE: April 6, 2021 RE: In Re: Student v. Lawrence Public Schools and DESE, BSEA #2107071
  Please note the following correction to the first page of the Ruling issued on March 29, 2021 on the Lawrence Public Schools’ Motion to Challenge the Sufficiency on any Remaining Claim in the above-referenced matter.
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Memorandum re: correction to Ruling – BSEA # 21-03975

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS MEMORANDUM TO: Matthew Engel, Attorney for Parents, and Alisia St. Florian, Attorney for Hampshire FROM: Alina Kantor Nir, Esq., Hearing Officer, AKN DATE: March 10, 2021 RE: In Re: Student v. Hampshire Public Schools, BSEA #2103975
  Please note the following correction to the first page of the Ruling issued on January 19, 2021 on Parent’s Motion to Enforce Stay-Put in the above-referenced matter.
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