Massachusetts Special Education, state law or regulations, does not address recording of a meeting. There are some external resources, including Wrightslaw that provide guidelines.
We recommend the following:
- Call your Team liaison a few days before your Team meeting and let them know you plan to tape the meeting. Be prepared to give your reason.
- Check your school policy regarding the taping of meetings. If you have a disability, you can explain to the Team how your disability effects you in the meeting.
- When taping remember to state the time, the place, the purpose of the meeting, and who is present
- After your Team meeting, you may type your notes (including any open questions) and return them in the form of a “Letter of Understanding”