COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
BUREAU OF SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS
In Re: Medford Public SchoolsBSEA#: 10-6403
This decision is issued pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 USC 1400 et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), the state special education law (MGL c. 71B), the state Administrative Procedure Act (MGL c. 30A) and the regulations promulgated under these statutes.
A Hearing was held on July 26, 2010 and July 28, 2010 in Malden, MA before Ann F. Scannell, Hearing Officer. Those present for all or part of the Hearing were:
Gretchen Timmel, M.Ed. (via telephone)Educational Consultant
Kathleen Trainor, Psy.D. (via telephone)Psychologist
Kathleen MedaglioDirector of Pupil Services, Medford P.S.
Luella BennEvaluation Team Leader, Medford P.S.
Debra FinnDirector of Speech/Language, Medford P.S.
Timothy BlakePrincipal, Medford P.S.
Amy HatzigiannisSchool Adjustment Counselor, Medford P.S.
Theodora KochSpecial Education Teacher, Medford P. S.
Elizabeth RobillardWilson Reading Teacher, Medford P.S.
Nicole ChiesaEnglish Teacher, Medford P.S.
Robert AugustineAdvocate, Parents and Student
Alisia St. FlorianAttorney, Medford P.S.
Soyoung YoonIntern, BSEA
Tami FayIntern, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane
Laurie JordanCourt Reporter
Pauline BaileyCourt Reporter
The official record of the Hearing consists of documents submitted by the parents and marked as Exhibits P-1 through P-7 and P-9 through P-14; documents submitted by Medford Public Schools and marked as Exhibits S-1 through S-
1 Ryan is a pseudonym used for confidentiality and classification purposes in publicly available documents.