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Office of the State Superintendent of Education

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is the state education agency for the District of Columbia.  It administers certain federally-funded grant programs and issues certain licenses for child care facilities and providers.  The Office of Administrative Hearings hears appeals of certain actions taken by OSSE.  Those actions include: cases about child care providers and child care facilities; licensing and disciplinary actions against applicants or licensees of educational institutions; and payment disputes involving payments to vendors of special education and related services.

Sample Decisions

Sample Decisions

Administrative law judges issue a written decision for every case that is contested. The decisions below are examples of some issues raised in Office of Administrative Hearings’ cases involving this agency. You can review these decisions to get a sense of how prior cases were decided.

Please note that the facts of each case are different. These cases should be used for informational purposes only.

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Administrative law judges base their decisions upon many sources of law, chief among them the District of Columbia laws (DC Official Code) and the District of Columbia regulations (DCMR). Depending on the type of case, federal law (US Code) and federal regulations (CFR) may also be relevant. Cases decided on the issues in other courts, especially the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, are relevant.

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