Legality of special ed forms questioned

Darien’s special education policies continue to face heavy scrutiny from parents, lawyers and others, who have said the district could be failing to inform parents of their rights when some parents of children with disabilities seek to place their children in private school.
Continue reading

Advertisements

Schools given blank check for legal fight against parents

It’s been said that money can’t buy happiness, but according to finance board emails obtained by The Darien Times, money can buy a good legal fight.
Continue reading

Records reveal details of broken trust, parents say

A review of thousands of public documents from over the last year by parents and this newspaper has revealed further background, history and possible trust violations regarding special ed practices and concerns, parents told The Darien Times this week.
Continue reading

Parents say systemic issues plague special education

It was a baptism, of sorts. As rain poured onto Tokeneke School on Monday, soaking the grounds and leaving a muddy mess all around, fathers and mothers of special needs children created a flood of emotional stories and powerful revelations of what appears to be a deep and systemic problem within the public schools.
Continue reading

Former TV journo helping schools craft messages

If it takes a village to raise a child, perhaps it also takes a village to handle a special education complaint.
Continue reading

Leaked memo leaves schools speechless

Unanswered questions continue to hover around a controversial memo being used as evidence in a complaint filed with the state, claiming that Darien Schools are violating special education law.

Continue reading