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Parents, students, school districts, private schools and state agencies in matters concerning eligibility, evaluation, placement, individualized education programs (IEPs), special education services and procedural protections for students with disabilities.
BSEA Issues Standing Orders
The BSEA is issuing Standing Orders, effective August 1, 2019, with respect to practice before the BSEA.
Please see the Standing Orders web page for more information.
BSEA Issues Revised Hearing Rules for Special Education Appeals
The BSEA is issuing revised Hearing Rules for Special Education Appeals, effective March 1, 2019. These revised rules are issued in response to differentiated monitoring and support (DMS) activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) during an on-site visit to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on May 8-10, 2017; consideration of public comments received; as well as on-going dialogue with OSEP.
Please see the revised Hearing Rules web page for more information.