(July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020)
Due Process Hearing Decisions - Fiscal Year 2021
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.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
|Independent Educational Evaluation Procedures|
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that the reevaluation conducted was appropriate and, as a result, the parents' request for for IEEs at public expense was denied.
Cecil County Public Schools
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that because the parent was not challenging the student's receipt of a FAPE, the case was moot. Therefore, the ALJ granted the school system's motion for a summary judgment decision.
Charles County Public Schools
Placement/LRE/complainant requesting less restrictive; IEP Development/Review/Revision; Behavior Interventions (COMAR regulations)
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that the school system did not violate the IDEA when the Student was disciplinarily removed from school for behavioral issues and did not violate any of the parent’s procedural due process protections related to the development of the IEP. Further, the ALJ determined that the proposed LRE was appropriate. As a result, the parent's due process complaint was denied.
Frederick County Public Schools
Nonpublic Placement/Tuition Reimbursement
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that the student had been denied a FAPE and, as a result, determined that reimbursement to the parent was due, for certain periods of time, for the cost of the unilateral nonpublic school placement.
Howard County Public Schools
IEP Implementation-accommodations, aids & services, modifications; IEP Progress Report
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that there was not sufficient evidence to support the parent's assertion that the school system had not provided the student with a FAPE; therefore, the parent's due process complaint was denied.
Prince George's County Public Schools
IEP Implementation-Placement; Placement Determination; IEP Development/Review/Revision; Compensatory Services; IEP Implementation-speech/language services
Decision Summary: The ALJ determined that the student was denied a FAPE during certain periods of time addressed by the hearing and, as a result, compensatory services were required.
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