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. Westfield Public Schools – BSEA #22-00773

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Westfield Public Schools BSEA # 2200773 RULING ON WESTFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the September 3, 2021 Westfield Public Schools’ (Westfield or the District) Motion to Join the Department of Mental Health (Motion).
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 In re: Uma v. Amesbury Public Schools – BSEA #21-03885-C

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re:  Uma1 v. Amesbury Public Schools BSEA #2103885-C   RULING ON PARENTS’ MOTION TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH HEARING OFFICER’S ORDER This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Motion to Enforce Compliance with Hearing Officer’s Order (Motion to Enforce) filed by Parents on July 29, 2021.
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In re: Student v. Northborough-Southborough Regional School District – BSEA # 22-01162

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS
BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
In re: Student v. Northborough-Southborough Regional School District BSEA #2201162 RULING ON THE PARENT’S MOTION FOR RECUSAL (HEARING OFFICER REASSIGNMENT REQUEST) This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Parent’s August 30, 2021 Hearing Officer Reassignment Request.
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In re: Student v. Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District – BSEA #21-04095C

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District BSEA #2104095C RULING ON HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS RESULTING FROM PARENTS’ NON-COMPLIANCE AND WILLFUL INTERFERENCE WITH BSEA DECISION #2104095 AND, SPECIFICALLY, WITH IMPLEMENATION OF THE DECISION IN RE: STUDENT AND HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND PARENTS’ OPPOSITION TO HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AND PARENTS’ MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT On August 19, 2021, Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District (hereinafter, the District) filed a Motion for Sanctions Resulting from Parents’ Non-Compliance and Willful Interference with BSEA Decision #2104095 and, Specifically, with Implementation of the Decision In Re: Student and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District (hereinafter, the District’s Motion).
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In re: Student & Brookline Public Schools & Boston Public Schools – BSEA #22-00340

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student & Brookline Public Schools & Boston Public Schools BSEA No. 2200340 RULING ON BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Boston Public Schools’ (Boston) Motion to Dismiss (Motion), which was filed with the BSEA on July 23, 2021.
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In re: Student v. Arlington Public Schools – BSEA # 21-11926

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Arlington Public Schools
BSEA # 2111926 RULING ON ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO JOIN DEARBORN ACADEMY On July 20, 2021, Arlington Public Schools (Arlington or District) filed a Motion to Join Dearborn Academy (Dearborn) as a necessary party to the above-referenced matter.
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In re: Student v. Boston Public Schools – BSEA # 21-12292

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS In re: Student v. Boston Public Schools BSEA # 2112292 RULING ON BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MOTION TO DISMISS A CLAIM FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION/MOTION TO NARROW THE ISSUES FOR HEARING This matter comes before the Hearing Officer on the Boston Public Schools’ (District) Motion to Dismiss a Claim for Lack of Jurisdiction/Motion to Narrow the Issues for Hearing (Motion) which was filed with the BSEA on July 12, 2021.
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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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