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.
Identification/Evaluation/Reevaluation-Part B, Placement Determination
Decision Summary: The ALJ concluded that the school system complied with the IDEA regulations regarding eligibilliy for special education services and that the placement for the 2020-2021 SY did not deny a FAPE to the student. Therefore, the parent's request for reimbursement of tuition and placement at the non public school was denied.
Nonpublic Placement/Tuition, Reimbursement
Decision Summary: The ALJ concluded that the school system's IEP was not reasonably calculated to provide the student with educational benefit and a FAPE. In addition, the ALJ concluded that the parent non public placement was reasonbly calculated to enable the student educational benefits. As a result, the ALJ determined that reimbursement to the parent was due, for certain periods of time, for the cost of the nonpublic school placement.
Nonpublic Placement/Tuition, Reimbursement, IEP Development/Review/Revision
Decision Summary: The ALJ concluded that the local school system failed to provide the student a FAPE and an appropriate IEP and placement for the first two quarters of the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, the ALJ concluded the parents request for reimbursement of tuition and expenses at the non public placement were granted.
IEP Implementation-speech/language services, IEP Implementation-Placement, Placement/LRE/complainant requesting less restrictive, Compensatory Services
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that the student had been denied a FAPE as it relates to special education and related services, as a result, the ALJ ordered compensatory education of the previous school year. Further, the ALJ required the school system to fund the nonpublic placement for the current 2021-2022 school year.