Special Education means specially designed instruction, programs, and services provided to help meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, as determined by the Committee on Special Education (CSE-ages 5-21) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE-ages 3-5).
Committee on Special Education
The Committee on Special Education (CSE) and the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)is a multidisciplinary team that is approved by the Board of Education. This committee meets after a referral has been made and a multidisciplinary evaluation has been completed to review the information and determine if a child has a disability. The committee determines eligibility, develops the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and places the student in the least restrictive environment. If a student is eligible for classification, this committee will meet at least once a year to review the student’s programs and services. Every three years a student will undergo a re-evaluation to ensure that the student continues to qualify for services as a student with a disability.
Director of Special Education: Kristin Philpott [email protected] 518-686-0197
School Psychologist: Jess Etien [email protected] 518-686-7321 EXT1014
School Psychologist: Corie Rushman [email protected] 518-686-7321 EXT2219
Special Education Secretary: Julie Lynch [email protected] 518-686-0197