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If you have any questions regarding the use of video surveillance in schools, contact one of our attorneys at (203) 221-3100.

Questions For Residential Schools

Choosing the right residential school program for your child can be overwhelming, especially if you’re contemplating a private placement and potential tuition reimbursement case against your public school district under special education law. When researching and visiting residential schools, it’s crucial to ask the following questions. This list isn’t exhaustive, and additional inquiries may be necessary based on your child’s specific needs and situation.

  1. Is the school approved by the state as a private special education program?
  2. Is the school accredited and licensed?
  3. Are the teachers at the school certified?
  4. Do they have certified special education teachers?
  5. What is the student profile and what age groups does the school serve?
  6. How many students are enrolled at the school?
  7. Is the school coeducational?
  8. If so, what is the ratio of male to female students?
  9. What is the student-to-teacher ratio and average class size?
  10. Are students grouped based on skill or instructional levels?
  11. How does the school provide personalized attention and instruction?
  12. Does the school offer advanced classes, and what percentage of students continue to college?
  13. What related services does the school offer, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other specialized services?

Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or JMaya@Mayalaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation today.