The Feinstein Education Law Group will Oppose HB 5552 in front of the Education Committee on March 7, 2016.
I am writing to request you take a moment to send email testimony to the State Department in opposition ofHB# 5552: An Act Concerning Special Education.
This bill can only be introduced because the concerns of parents of children with disabilities are not adequately being represented in Hartford.
This Monday, 3/7/16 the Education Committee will hear testimony on legislation that adds another hurdle for parents of children with disabilities to jump through before they can bring a due process hearing to secure an appropriate educational program for their child.
Text of the HB:5552 Bill can be found here:
We need taxpayers to oppose this bill by emailing your testimony to the Education Committee at edtestimony.cga.ct.gov in a PDF format
Letters can be as brief as stating your opposition to HB #5552: An Act Concerning Special Education.
Reasons to oppose HB Bill #5552; An Act Concerning Special Education include the fact that this bill:
- creates a time consuming and costly barrier to the resolving due process issues
- unfairly protracts and delays access to appropriate interventions for the disabled child.
- tips the scales towards school districts because "independent" arbitrator qualifications ensure a high likelihood that these roles will be filled by current or former employees from within the public education system.
- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES