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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Schools’ lawyer: ‘Mistakes were made’

Illegal activity. Cover-ups. Omissions. Lying. Retribution. Intimidation.

These are but a few of the allegations being thrown at the Darien School district by parents concerned that the schools are not providing some special needs children with the appropriate education they’re entitled to under the law.
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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.
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Complaint against schools gains steam

Another piece of potential evidence has surfaced claiming special needs children in Darien Schools are not being given a proper education under the law.

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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.

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Darien schools accused of violating special ed kids’ rights

Ask and you shall receive.

Except when it comes to getting information about special education program changes in Darien, according to at least 18 parents who filed a complaint against the district with the state Department of Education, urging an unprecedented halt of state and federal money to the public schools because of “the extent of wrongdoing and violations of the rights of students with disabilities.”

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