The Patriot Ledger newspaper published the following article today:
Special-education review in Milton set for mid-November
Representatives from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be in local schools during the week of Nov. 15 to review the town’s compliance with special-education laws.
Included will be an examination of selected student records, classroom visits, and interviews with staff members, parents and others.
Federal and state special-education laws ensure that students with disabilities receive educations that prepare them for employment, independent living and possible post-high-school education.
Parents who feel their child is not receiving proper services are encouraged to meet with a state education staff member prior to Nov. 15.
To request an interview, call Paul Aguiar at 781- 338-3781.
SPEDWatch Inc., a statewide nonprofit working to secure the educational rights of all Massachusetts schoolchildren with disabilities, is also offering its services to parents in connection with the state’s review of the Milton school system.
For more information about the organization, go to http://www.spedwatch.org.