Parents Critical of SISD Special Ed

3-21-06 - Unhappy parents and teachers unloaded on the Sherman School Board at Monday night's meeting. They're claiming the district is neglecting the Special Ed program, and it's costing teachers and the well-being of students.

Last night’s meeting was a tense one as parents and teachers sounded off on a lack of funding that they say is inexcusable. Eight parents have formed a co-op, and last night several of them spoke in front of the board, asking why their students are learning with old textbooks or sometimes not at all.

Five out of 14 teachers don't plan on being back next year. It's that type of turnover that parents say has made it impossible for their kids to get a quality education.