Topic: Gloria: Successful Collaboration Between Parents and Professionals

Date 03/25/2010

By Inquiring parent

Subject Parent & Professionals

I am the parent of a child with multiple disabilities. Our schools district used to be very open with parents. Then 2 years ago, like night and day, they literally closed the system to parents having students in special education placements that are outside the general education classroom.
The school district is framing their action as FERPA regulated.
However, FERPA disagrees with this assessment.
This has placed a tremendous strain on Parent/Professional Collaboration.
Is this happening in other schools that have special programs that server those students with multiple disabilities including DB? And more importantly, for the student's best interest, how do parents and teachers get around this dispiriting administrative actiion?