"Students are frustrated. Staff feels betrayed. Parents feel ignored".One of the biggest issues is this: Board executive committee members have more authority and not listening to teachers, parents and students needs and making it more difficult for them to bring concerns to any of the board members. The State of New York spends about $111 million for the deaf and blind schools without much monitoring.
I wrote about this issue in March 19th blog titled
"Why should private schools (i.e. in New York) that gets federal funding keep their meetings secret?"The board meetings are closed to anyone including parents, staff or students are allowed in. Board members are not even required to release minutes from its meetings or even to tell what was voted on. About 11 private nonprofit schools serving the blind and deaf in New York State are exempted from the state’s Freedom of Information Law. See this link for New York's :Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
I believe that should be changed. I encouraged those who live in New York to write to their state representatives about this issue. New York State Senate and New York State Assembly