Should I provide more info than is requested?

We suggest that you provide only what is required by the regulations, no more and no less. Parents provide more information than necessary for a ShouldWeProvideMoreInfonumber of reasons. For instance, it is easy to send a photocopy of the achievement test scores with the subtests on the same page. Or, you may feel that it is desirable to assure the district that your curriculum is thorough or your children’s test scores high. But the school district’s proper role is clerical–to check off what needs to be provided, and not to evaluate it from a judgmental perspective. To provide more than is required raises the bar for everyone. The districts become used to receiving more information than is required, which may ultimately result in increased regulatory requirements that could prove intrusive and an infringement on parents’ primary right to educate their children.