South Orangetown Central School District

Special Education

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.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view forms posted below in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded free from the Adobe website. Unable to access the forms? Contact Thomas Colgan for CPSE ([email protected] / (845) 680-1057) or Lori Graham for CSE ([email protected] / (845) 680-1024).

Student Health Examination Form
Developmental-Social History Form
Developmental-Social History Update Form


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 counselor, school principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services Karen Tesik, Ed.D.