Special Education & Student Services
Special education is integrated into each of the district’s four schools, with a strong focus on placing students with special needs in the least restrictive environment required for them to be successful. Within each school, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and broad continuum of instructional and related services options support student growth. We work closely with families to build the strong home/school partnerships needed to help students succeed to their fullest potential.
Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) & Committee on Special Education (CSE)
In accordance with state law, each Board of Education must appoint a CPSE/CSE to assist it in meeting its responsibilities to students with disabilities. The membership may include the parents of the student, a regular education teacher, a special education teacher or related service provider, a school psychologist, an additional parent member, and a representative of the school district.
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A student suspected of having a disability shall be referred in writing to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education (CSE). A parent, teacher or administrator may refer a student to the CPSE or CSE for an evaluation. Referrals should be initiated in writing to the school principal or the Director of Special Education & Student Services Michele Fenster.
For general questions, please contact the appropriate building staff.
Autism Society of America
Brain Injury Association of America
Center for Parent Information and Resources | Starbridge
Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center
International Dyslexia Foundation Fact Sheets on Dyslexia and Related Language-Based Learning Differences