Due Process Hearing Decisions - FY16 - 3rd Quarter

(January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016)                Due Process Hearing Decisions - Fiscal Year 2016

In cases where MSDE has been informed that a hearing decision is being appealed in accordance with Section 615(i) of IDEA 2004, an asterisk (*) is placed next to the OAH Case #.  The civil or district court number of the case is provided when available.

Public Agency OAH Case #
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Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
16-H-AARU-01502
03/17/2016
Parent/Guardian Placement Determination
Decision Summary
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The ALJ concluded that the school system appropriately determined the student's educational placement, and as a result, denied the parent's request for the student to remain at his home school.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Baltimore County Public Schools

15-H-BCNY-36173

03/25/2016
Parent/Guardian Nonpublic Placement/Tuition Reimbursement, Compensatory Services, Independent Educational Evaluation Procedures
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the school system had provided the student with a FAPE. Therefore, the ALJ denied the parent's request for a non-public placement at public expense.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Harford County Public Schools
15-H-HARF-30639
02/05/2016
Parent/Guardian

IEP Implementation-Placement, Identification/Evaluation/Reevaluation-Part B, Reimbursement
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the student had been denied a FAPE. Therefore, the ALJ ordered the school system to cover the tuition costs of the student's nonpublic placement.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Montgomery County Public Schools

15-H-MONT-28847

02/12/2016

Parent/Guardian

Nonpublic Placement/Tuition Reimbursement
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the placement proposed by the school system would have provided the student with a FAPE. As a result, the ALJ denied the parents' request for reimbursement of the costs they incurred when unilaterally placing the student in a nonpublic school.

Montgomery County Public Schools 15-H-MONT-35653
02/12/2016
Parent/Guardian Compensatory Services, Nonpublic Placement/Tuition Reimbursement, Placement/LRE/complainant requesting less restrictive
Decision Summary The ALJ concluded that the placement proposed by the school system was reasonably calculated to have provided a FAPE. As a result, the ALJ denied the parents' request for placement at a nonpublic school and further concluded that the parents were not entitled to reimbursement for the prior school year.


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0238    Fax: 410-333-0664