Connecticut State Department of Education Due Process Hearing Decisions for the 2013 Calendar Year: A Summary

During 2013, the State Department of Education handled approximately 239 requests for due process hearings to resolve issues with student special education programs. Of those requests, only a small minority were resolved by a decision of a hearing officer after a full hearing on the merits, available online at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2626&q=320712.

The 2013 decisions are summarized as follows:

Case #

District

Issue Date ofdecision Disability/Grade Time to decision Hearing Officer Prevail.party
13-055 Greenwich Eligibility, unilateral placement 01-03-13 LD/2nd gr. 5 mos. Spain Parent
13-199 Middletown Evaluation/diagnostic placement 01-03-13 ?/ K 2 mos. Spain Board
13-162 Southington Program, manifestation 05-23-13 ED, OHI-ADD/ADHD 12th gr. 7.7 mos. Bird Board
13-455 Southington Manifestation determination 06-14-13 OHI-ADHD 12th gr. 1.5 mos. Fitton Board
13-30013-341 Ridgefield FAPE for 2 years, evaluation and identification 06-24-13 OHI/ gr.11 6 mos. Jerman Board/Parent
13-426 Hartford Program, compensatory education 07-03-13 LD/? 2.5 mos. Rosado Board
13-454 Shelton Evaluations, independent 08-05-13 Not identified/ high sch. 3 mos. Bird Board
13-407 New Haven Program, unilateral placement 08-22-13 multiple 4.3 mos. Rosado Board
14-087 Region 13 Violation settlement agreement and confidentiality clause 10-01-13 ED/ high school 2 mos. Ho Board