Special Education

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.

Contact Info:

Director of Special Education:  Kristin Philpott     philpottk@hoosickfallscsd.org    518-686-0197

School Psychologist:    Jess Etien    etienj@hoosickfallscsd.org    518-686-7321  EXT1014

School Psychologist:    Corie Rushman    rushmanc@hoosickfallscsd.org      518-686-7321    EXT2219

Special Education Secretary:   Julie Lynch   lynchj@hoosickfallscsd.org    518-686-0197