Stop ESC-20 from preventing contractors from attending directors’ meetings.

Stop ESC-20 from preventing contractors from attending directors’ meetings.

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Mitchell Elatkin started this petition to San Antonio area educational community

Educational Service Center - ESC 20 has restricted contractors from attending any directors’ meetings for special education and related services. This restricts contractors from gaining critical information which supports students with disabilities across the San Antonio area. Contractors are critical to the work for students with disabilities and this restriction prevents contractors to EQUAL access to information. Contractors are paid via federal, state and local funding and therefore thus restriction has no valid rationale. In order to ensure that we are following local, state, federal laws contractors must be able to attend these meetings. This directly impacts charter schools who employ many contractors. While not confirmed, this move can appear to be anti-charter and not supporting ALL of students with disabilities. ESC-20 promotes vendors coming to directors’ meetings on a regular basis with hopes that an ISD or charter school will purchase those services. Note that participants must pay $100 per year to attend these meetings. We must reverse this new unjust rule to protect all kids with disabilities!!

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