California Special Education Law

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2017 Hearing Decision Statistics

February 21, 2018

A total of 114 special education disputes were heard by California’s Office of Administrative Hearings in 2017. The following tables show the outcomes of those hearings sorted by:

  • Prevailing Party
  • Administrative Law Judges by Prevailing Party
  • Prevailing Party by Student’s Representation

Hearing Decisions by Prevailing Party

This table shows the number ofhearing decisions sorted by prevailing party followed by its percentage of the total number of hearing decisions.

Student Prevailed 21 18%
Split Decision 42 37%
LEA* Prevailed 50 44%
NA 1 1%
Total 114 100%

Hearing Decisions by Administrative Law Judges

This table shows the decisions by name of administrative law judges (ALJs) and the number of decisions showing which party prevailed.

ALJ District Split Student None
Adrienne L. Krikorian 2 1
Alexa J. Hohensee 3 1
B. Andrea Miles 1 1
Charles Marson 2 1
Chris Butchko 2 3 1
Christine Arden 1 2
Clifford H. Woosley 3
Cole Dalton 3 1
Darrell Lepkowsky 4
Dena Coggins 1 1
Elsa H. Jones 2 2
Judith L. Pasewark 2 2 1
June R. Lehrman 2 1
Kara K. Hatfield 2 1
Laurie Gorsline 1 1 1
Linda Johnson 2 2 1
Marc Levine 1
Margaret M. Broussard 1
Marian H. Tully 2 1
Mary Kellogg 1
Paul H. Kamoroff 2 2
Penelope Pahl 1 4
Peter Paul Castillo 2
Rebecca Freie 2 4
Rita Defilippis 2 2
Robert G. Martin 3
Rommel Cruz 2 2
Sabrina Kong 4 3
Tara Doss 3 2
Ted Mann 1 1
Theresa Ravandi 3 1 1
Vernon Bogy 3 1
Totals 50 42 21 1

Hearing Decisions by Student’s Representation

This table shows the hearing decisions sorted by prevailing party and the student’s representation.

Student’s Representation LEA* Prevailed Split Decision Student Prevailed None
Attorney 19 31 18 1
Advocate 4 2 0 0
Parent 16 9 2 0
None 11 0 1 0
Totals 50 42 21 1