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Divisions > Special Education and Early Intervention > Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch > Hearing Decisions > 2012
Due Process Hearing Decisions - FY12 - 3rd Quarter
(January 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012)

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 #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Baltimore City Public Schools
12-H-CITY-08111 3/29/2012 Parent/Guardian Compensatory Services for IEE
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the assessment conducted by the BCPS was appropriate and, as a result, the parent was not entitled to an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Baltimore City
Public Schools
12-H-CITY-00523 2/15/2012 Parent/Guardian Compensatory Services, Independent Educational Evaluation Procedures, Evaluation/Assessment
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the assessments conducted by the BCPS were appropriate and, as a result, the parent was not entitled to an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense.


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

11-H-CRRL-32644

1/20/2012 Parent/Guardian Identification/Evaluation, IEP Implementation-Placement
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the school system’s proposed placement for the 2011-2012 school year, in a public elementary school, would fail to offer the Student a FAPE, and ordered that, for the 2011-2012 school year, the CCPS continue the student’s placement in the nonpublic school she was attending.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Montgomery County
Public Schools
11-H-MONT-23846 1/13/2012 Parent/Guardian Tuition reimbursement, IEP Implementation-Placement, FAPE in LRE
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the MCPS offered the student an appropriate IEP and placement for the 2011-2012 school year and denied the parents’ request that MCPS fund the student’s nonpublic placement.  The ALJ also denied the parents’ request for reimbursement of tuition and expenses which they incurred during previous school years.


Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Prince George's County Infant and Toddlers Program
12-01-PGEO-01152 3/21/2012 Parent/Guardian IFSP Services
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the early intervention services offered under the IFSP were appropriate.  However, the ALJ also concluded that the child was no longer eligible to receive those services after December 1, 2011 and, as a result of this finding, determined that the child was not improperly terminated from receiving those services after that date.  The ALJ further denied the parent’s request for a nonpublic placement.

Public Agency OAH Case #
______________
Decision Date
Hearing Requested By Issues
Prince George's County
Public Schools
11-H-PGEO-34887 1/17/2012 Parent/Guardian Failure to allow the parent effective participation in the IEP team meetings, Failure to provide related service to address bullying of the student,Failure to provide Eval and assessment progress report
Decision Summary
____________

The ALJ concluded that the procedural requirements were met and dismissed the parent’s claims as “without merit”.



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