Executive Director of Special Education
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Committee on Preschool Special Education
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Director of Special Education Programs and Services
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Director of Committee on Special Education
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Director of Elementary Education
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
In accordance with Section 200.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the district provides a continuum of services which allows placement of preschool and school-age students in the least restrictive environment consistent with their needs and which provides for placement of students on the basis of similarity of individual needs.
Special education students participate in the same school calendar as their general education peers. School days means calendar days unless otherwise indicated as school day or business day.
Consultant Teacher Service
Consultant teacher services will be for the purpose of providing direct and/or indirect services to students with disabilities in the student’s regular education classes and/or to such student's regular education teachers. Such services shall be recommended by the Committee on Special Education to meet specific needs of such students and shall be included in the student's individualized educational program (IEP). Consultant teacher services shall be provided in accordance with the following provision:
Related services means developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a student with a disability and includes speech and language pathology, audiology, interpreting services, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility services, medical services as defined by regulations, parent counseling and training, school health services, school social work, assistive technology services, other appropriate developmental or corrective support services, appropriate access to recreation and other appropriate support services.
The resource room program is for the purpose of supplementing the general or special classroom instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of such supplemental programs. Resource room services shall be provided in accordance with the following provisions.
The Integrated Co-Taught program provides specially designed instruction and academic instruction to a group of students with disabilities and non disabled students.
A special class is defined as a class consisting of students with the same disabilities or with differing disabilities who have been grouped together because of similar individual needs for the purpose of being provided a special education program. The chronological age range of students who are less than 16 years of age will not exceed 36 months. A student with a disability shall be placed in a special class to the extent indicated in his/her IEP.
Students with disabilities whose needs are too intensive to be addressed appropriately in an in-district special education program, may be placed in an out of district placement designed to meet their needs.
Home and Hospital Instruction
Students with disabilities who are recommended for home and/or hospital instruction by the CSE shall receive instruction as follows:
Declassification Support Services
Students exiting special education may be considered for declassification services. Declassification support services are defined in the Part 100 Regulations. Testing accommodations may be continued as recommended by the CSE. If a student has been receiving special education services but the Committee on Special Education determines that the student no longer requires such services, the recommendation shall:
Role of Special Education Teacher: