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In Seclusion Room Saga, LPS and Lichtenstein Read and React

The call and response renewed this weekend when the New York Times attached an editor’s note to the former Lexington resident’s op-ed alleging the mistreatment of his daughter by the Lexington Public Schools.


For the past week or better, the Lexington Public Schools-Bill Lichtenstein seclusion room saga has been ongoing game of read and react.

It started on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the publication by The New York Times of an op-ed Lichtenstein wrote, which painted a scary picture of the treatment of his daughter when she was a kindergartner in the Lexington Public Schools.

The district’s administration and officials read, and reacted.

In a prepared statement and then again speaking publicly at a School Committee meeting last Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash said his review of the case did not match up with Lichtenstein’s claims.

Lichtenstein responded to that response, as did many Lexington residents.

Though the superintendent has not backed off of his stance, the district has asked the state Department of Children and Families to investigate , route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"ash-asks-state-to-investigat-seclusion-room-allegations-at-lps"} -->Lichtenstein’s and other claims about the improper use of isolation rooms within the schools following


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