Special programs include the Special Education Programs and 504 Accommodation plans, as well as several other grant-funded programs.
Our services are guided by the District’s Special Education Plan. There are many special education teachers, teacher assistants, and monitors housed on the district’s campus. Students also benefit from the services of school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, nurses and a behavior specialist. While it is always the goal of the district to service our students in their home schools, some of our students, who have more specialized needs, attend BOCES programs or other out-of-district placements.
Special Education Program
Depending on the needs of our students, we offer a continuum of special education services at all grade levels. Our continuum includes related services, resource room, integrated co-teaching, and special classes in core academic areas such as ELA and Math.
The services we provide are governed by the policies in Part 200 and 201 of the New York State Commissioner of Education Regulations. Our programming is designed to help students progress toward achievement of the New York State learning standards. We also help to prepare students for transition into post-secondary education and/or employment.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards
School districts must provide a copy of the notice of procedural safeguards at least once a year to parents (or persons in parental relation) to a student with a disability.
In addition, a copy of the procedural safeguards must be provided to parents upon:
- An initial referral or parental request for evaluation;
- The first filing of a due process complaint notice to request mediation or an impartial hearing;
- At the request of the parent;
- Following a decision to impose a suspension or removal that constitutes a disciplinary change in placement; and
- On receipt of a parent’s first State complaint in a school year.