• Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Vacates Judgment Finding that Settlement Agreements Placing Students in Private Special Education Placements are Public Records
  • January 22, 2016 | Author: Doris R. MacKenzie Ehrens
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • In a decision in favor of the Weston Public Schools, the Supreme Judicial Court found that settlement agreements between a public school and parents of students who require special education services are exempt from the definition of public records under both the statutory and privacy exemptions to the public records law. This decision vacates a prior decision from the Superior Court.