STATE LEVEL DUE PROCESS HEARING CASES (July 1, 2011 – Present) and STATE LEVEL REVIEW CASES (Prior to July 1, 2011)

2016

1.  Weld County Sch. Dist. 6, EA 2016-03

Disposition:  School District

ALJ:  David Cheval

Parent’s Attorney:  Igor Raykin

School District’s Attorney:  Elizabeth Friel & Meghan Pound

2015

1.  Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1, EA 2015-34

ALJ:  Matthew Norwood

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Alyssa Burghardt & Elizabeth Friel

2.  Boulder Valley Sch. Dist., EA 2015-27

ALJ:  Matthew Norwood

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan

3.  Douglas County Sch. Dist., Case No. EA 2015-07

ALJ:  Tanya Light

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Robert Ross

4.  Mt. Evans BOCES, EA 2015-05 & 2015-12

ALJ:  Tanya Light

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Dale Sadler

School District’s Attorney:  Meghan Pound & Allyssa Burghardt

5.  Denver Public Schools, Case No. 2015-02

ALJ:  Robert Spencer

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Louise Bouzari & Elena Veta Eisenberg

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan & Amber Elias

Appeal Pending:  U.S. District Court, Case No. 15-cv-2399-RPM

6.  East Central BOCES, Case No. 2015-01

ALJ:  Keith Kirchubel

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Meghan Pound & Allyssa Burghardt

2014

1.  Cheyenne Mountain Sch. Dist. 12, EA 2014-18

ALJ:  Robert Spencer

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:   Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Kelley Dude

2.  Pikes Peak BOCES, EA 2014-20

ALJ:  Matthew Noorwood

Disposition:  Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Jack Robinson

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan

Appeal Pending:  U.S. District Court Case No. 15-cv-LTB-MJW

3.  Adams-Arapahoe Sch. Dist. 28J, EA 2014-21

ALJ:  Michelle Norcross

Disposition:  School District (appeal of a State Complaint decision in favor of Parents)

Parent’s Attorney:  The Legal Center (Allison Daniels, Emily Harvey, Jennifer Purrington)

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller & Alyssa Burghardt

4.  Cheyenne Mountain Sch. Dist. 12, EA 2014-29

ALJ:  David Cheval

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Unstated

School District’s Attorney:  Unstated

2013

1.   Cheyenne Mountain Sch. Dist. 12, EA 2013-07

ALJ:  Robert Specncer

Disposition:  Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Theresa Sidebotham

School District’s Attorney:  Kelley Dude

2.   Boulder Valley Sch. Dist. RE-2, EA 2013-13

ALJ:  Michelle Norcross

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  John Tweedy

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan

3.  Brighton Sch. Dist. 27J, EA2013-14

ALJ:  Laura Broniak

Disposition: School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller

2012

1.  Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE 1, EA2012-06

ALJ:  Michelle Norcross

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Jack Robinson

School District Attorney:  Robert Ross

Subsequent Appeal:  Affirmed in favor of School District (See # 2 above)

2.  Boulder Valley Sch. Dist. RE 2, EA 2012-16

ALJ:  Hollyce Farrell

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Kristen Weissinger

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan

3.  Mountain BOCES, EA 2012-17

ALJ:  Laura Broniak

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Catherine Tellerico

4.  Arapahoe County Sch. Dist. 5, EA 2012:20

ALJ:  Keith Kirchubel

Disposition:  Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Kate Gerland, Louise Bouzari

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan

5.  Mesa County Valley Sch. Dist. 51, EA 2012-21

ALJ:  Keith Kirchubel

Disposition:  School District

Parent’s Attorney:  William Higgins, Jennifer Purrington

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Sullivan, Tammy Eret

2011

No Decisions.

2010

No Decisions.

2009

1.  Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1, Case No. EA2009-0003 (L2009:115)

ALJ:  Robert N. Spencer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Louise Bouzari

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller

2.  Cheyenne Mtn. 12 Sch. DIst., Case No. EA2009-0001(L2008:113)

ALJ: Robert N. Spencer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Kelly Dude

3.  Academy 20 Sch. Dist., Case No. EA2009-0002(L2008:111)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Matthew Werner

School District’s Attorney:  Alyssa Burghardt

2008

1.  Boulder Valley RE2 Sch. Dist., Case No. EA2008-0001(L2007:116)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Karen Wilcynski

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller and Kristen Edgar

2.  Thompson R-2J Sch. Dist., Case No. EA2008-0002(L2007:118)

ALJ: Robert N. Spencer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Jack Robinson

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller and Alyssa Burghardt

2007

1.  Cherry Creek 5 Sch. Dist., Case No. EA2007-0001(L2006:115)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Darryl L. Farrington Susanne Starecki Kim

2.  Jefferson County R-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. EA2007-0003(L2007:114)

ALJ: Robert N. Spencer

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Kate Gerland

School District’s Attorney:  Alyssa Burghardt

2006

1.  Mesa County Valley 51 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2006-0006(L2005:109)

ALJ: Judith F. Schulman

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  David Price

2.  St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2006-0016(L2006:112)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Louise Bouzari

School District’s Attorney:  Catherine Tallerico and Adele Reester

2005

1.  Thompson R2-J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2005-0013(L2005:102)

ALJ: Michelle A. Norcross

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Jack Robinson

School District’s Attorney:  Cheryl Karstadt and Stu Stuller

2.  Mountain BOCES, Case No. ED2005-0024(L2005:119)

ALJ: Robert N. Spencer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  William Higgins

School District’s Attorney:  Richard Lyons and Adele Reester

2004

1.  Poudre R-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2004-005(L2003:120)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Kathleen Shannon and Julie Tishkowski

2003

1.  Colorado Springs 11 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2003-024(L2003:113)

ALJ: Marshall A. Snider

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Michael Cook

School District’s Attorney:  Brent Rychener and Deborah Menkins

2002

1.  Thompson R-2J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2002-003(S2001:123)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents (in part)

Parent’s Attorney:  Jack Robinson

School District’s Attorney:  Stu Stuller and Julie Tishkowski

2.  Denver County 1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2002-004(S2001:132)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  James Rouse

School District’s Attorney:  Lorna Candler

3.  Academy 20 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2002-009(S2002:107)

ALJ: Judith F. Schulman

Disposition: Reversed in favor of School District (in part)

Parent’s Attorney:  J. Kevin Bridston and Elizabeth Wylie Johnston

School District’s Attorney:  Robert I. Cohn and Brent Benrud

4.  Pikes Peak BOCES, Case No. ED2002-011(S2002:112)

ALJ: Nancy Connick

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Leo Finkelstein

School District’s Attorney:  Robert I. Cohn and Brent Benrud

5.  Jefferson County R-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2002-013(S2002:114)

ALJ: Kathleen T. Muramoto

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Julie Tishkowski and Colleen A. O’Laughlin

2001

1.  Division of Youth Corrections, Case No. ED2001-002 (S2000:105)

ALJ: Matthew E. Norwood

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Betty Wytias

2.  Mountain BOCES, Case No. ED2001-006(S2000-127)

ALJ: Lisa A. Coughlin

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Nancy Hampton

School District’s Attorney:  Darryl Farrington

3.  Colorado Springs 11 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2001-016(S2001:102)

ALJ: Marshall A. Snider

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Brent Rychener, Sharon Thomas, and Deborah Menkins

4.  Denver County 1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2001-020(S2001:126)

ALJ:  Nancy Connick

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Brian Murphy

School District’s Attorney:  Patrick Mooney and Erica White

2000

1.  St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2000-1(S99:120)

ALJ:  Bruce C. Friend

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Robert Johnson

School District’s Attorney:  Richard Lyons

2.  Douglas County RE-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2000-8(S2000:103)

ALJ:  Sunhee Juhon

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Thomas Crabb

3.  Denver County 1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2000-25(S98:120)

ALJ: Bruce C. Friend

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Margie Best

School District’s Attorney:  Michael Jackson

1999

1.  Jefferson County R-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED99-04(S99:105)

ALJ: Bruce C. Friend

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Pro Se

2.  Cherry Creek 5 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED99-05(S99:117)

ALJ: Sunhee Juhon

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Kristen Kutz and William Bethke

School District’s Attorney:  Darryl Farrington

1998

1.  Boulder Valley RE-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED98-13(S98:121)

ALJ:  Nancy Connick

Disposition:  Reversed in favor of Parents

Parent’s Attorney:  Kristen Kutz and William Bethke

School District’s Attorney:  Laura Freppel and Stu Stuller

2.  Douglas County RE-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED98-14(S98:119)

ALJ:  Judith F. Schulman

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Parent’s Attorney:  Pro Se

School District’s Attorney:  Cheryl Karstadt and Thomas Crabb

STATISTICS

Total number of Administrative Appeals: 48

Decisions In favor of School District:  39 (81%)

Decisions in favor of Parents:  9 (19%)

Cases where Parents unrepresented by counsel:  18 (38%)

Cases where Parents represented by counsel:  30 (62%)

Cases where School District unrepresented by counsel:  1