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Recoupment authorized for provider’s non-compliance with CAPS Program exemption criteria.

Topic: Early Care & Learning, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1509501 , Decision Date: 2014-10-02 
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Petitioner, a child care provider, was granted exemptions from licensure by the Department of Early Care and Learning for two categories of child care services.  DECAL authorized Petitioner to receive subsidies through the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Program, for providing services that conformed to [..] Read More..

Request for reconsideration denied.

Topic: Procedure, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1428722 , Decision Date: 2014-03-20 
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Petitioner’s request for reconsideration of an ALJ’s final decision was denied because the Petitioner filed the request more than 10 days after entry of the final decision and Petitioner did not proffer any intervening development, change in controlling law, or any grounds to support the [..] Read More..

Loss of teaching certificate justified by criminal convictions.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1428722 , Decision Date: 2014-02-14 
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Petitioner’s teaching certificate was revoked after he was convicted of felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.  His actions violated Standards One and Ten of the Code of Ethics for Educators, which require teachers to abide by state laws and demonstrate conduct that [..] Read More..

Insufficient credible evidence to support finding of unethical behavior by school principal.

Topic: Educators, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1417810 , Decision Date: 2014-02-05 
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Revocation of Petitioner’s teaching certificate was reversed.  Petitioner, a school principal during the 2008-2009 school year, was alleged to have encouraged test proctors for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) to prompt students to change wrong answers.  While an analysis of test answers indicated that [..] Read More..

Real Property Appraiser license revoked for negligence and incompetence in appraising property value.

Topic: Real Estate, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: 1418433 , Decision Date: 2014-01-09 
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Respondent’s State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser license was appropriately revoked after he conducted a property appraisal that contained numerous inconsistencies, errors, and omissions of required information.  The failure to employ the techniques necessary to produce an accurate and credible appraisal resulted in the valuation [..] Read More..

Cannot deny food stamp benefits when recipient unable to comply with renewal interview.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Oakley 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2014-01-24 
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In the absence of refusal to comply with the renewal process, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) could not disqualify Petitioner from food stamp participation for merely failing to complete the interview portion of the renewal application process.  Petitioner never received the scheduled [..] Read More..

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