Brighton, MA asked in Education Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can the school provide the details of a ratio between sped and general ed in a classroom cohort?

I would like to know if the general ed cohort my child is in is heterogenous. She feels that it is in a targeting special ed group because she is on a IEP- I have requested the ratio of gen ed to special ed in this cohort and the school denied the request. Do I have the right to know as a member of the Team or is there truly privacy laws that can keep me uninformed?

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Kimberly Winslow
Kimberly Winslow
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Natick, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: This is not a privacy concern, but there is no explicit "right to know" either. As you correctly note, you are a member of the team. The information may help you to make informed decisions about appropriateness of placement, etc.

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