A student or a district may appeal the result of a manifestation determination. (20 USC 1415(k)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.532(a))
The district may only appeal if it believes that maintaining the current placement is substantially likely to result in injury to the child or others. (20 USC 1415(k)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.532(a))
Appeal is to the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA). The BSEA has both mediation and hearing processes.