Parents discuss how Greenwich schools will respond to audit of special education program


Parents gathered at Central Middle School on Tuesday to discuss the findings of a recent audit that examines Greenwich’s special education program.

Families say the districts’ special education program has been a source of frustration for years.

The district aimed to turn a new leaf by hiring a consulting firm to write a review of its program.

It took over a year to write and research the report. Hundreds of parents and teachers were interviewed and interviewed.

The report’s authors recommend sweeping changes in the way special education works in Greenwich public schools, such as changing the name of the program.

The results show that children who are part of minority communities or come from low-income families are more likely to be placed in special education. He also indicates that the program needs to be improved.

The report was presented earlier this year, but Tuesday was the first opportunity for members of the public to share their thoughts.

However, some parents who arrived at the meeting said they believed they had signed up to speak but were told they were not on the list.

The meeting comes after the longtime program manager left last week. His interim replacement is already in place.

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