COLUMBIA – The CPS policy committee decided Monday to review its policy regarding the recording of meetings where special education plans for children are discussed.
The decision came after the committee heard parent complaints. Current policy prohibits video and audio recording at the meetings. The Columbia Special Education Parent-Teacher Association is asking the school district to allow parents to record them.
“I had a situation at a meeting that I would like to have recorded,” SEPTA President Michelle Ribaudo said. “There can be miscommunication, and, in this case, you would call the other meeting. It would not be even necessary to do this if you would have a recording.”
Amy Salladay, a SEPTA member and attorney, said these special education meetings are often overwhelming and