Parents concerned over new special ed committee meeting structure

When the Special Education Advisory Committee met prior to March of this year, they were always joined at the table by a school administrator. But since 24 parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education, administrators have been increasingly absent from sitting at the table with the committee.
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Some demand state take severe action against schools

It was a bittersweet moment for many on all sides of the special education situation when the state reported on July 18 that Darien violated state and federal laws. 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.
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Inside ‘illegal’ school team meetings

Clerical errors.

That’s the reason given to scores of parents who allege that special education administrators, under the oversight of Director Deirdre Osypuk, implemented unauthorized changes to their children’s individualized education plans, or IEPs.
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