Special Education

Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education
 

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Monroe-Woodbury CSD
Pupil Personnel Services

Harriman Center

9 North Main Street
Harriman, NY
(845) 460-6120
(845) 460-6138

Fax: (845) 460-6062

Director of Pupil Personnel Services:   Alethea Schepperly
Director of Special Education:
  Eric Eulau

CPSE Chair:
 Gail Tullo


The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District believes that every student is entitled to an appropriate educational experience.  The range of educational programs and services we provide are explained below.

Department Profile

It is the philosophy and practice of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District to provide educational programs and services to meet the nature and extent of the severity of the child’s disability and special needs.  Placements outside of the general class are only determined after careful consideration of the provision of supplemental aids and services.

A variety of services, spanning the range from general education with supplemental support services to provision for private residential settings for the severely and profoundly disabled is utilized by Monroe-Woodbury Central School District. 

Each special education student is educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Each student needing special education programming/services must be provided such services with minimal displacement from his/her regular classroom situation.  For example, students will not be placed in special education classes if their needs can be adequately met through the provision of support services within the general education setting. 

Monroe-Woodbury believes that students and their parents must be viewed as active participants in the planning process.  Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the educational process.  It is the school’s responsibility to advise the parents of their rights.  

Parents must give their consent for formal evaluation to the school and should be invited to participate in any conferences held on behalf of the child.  Further, parents must be provided with written notice regarding the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) determinations.  If parents do not agree with CSE/CPSE determinations, the parent is entitled to due process.  If parents request an Impartial Hearing, NYS mandates that respresentatives and the parent meet and attempt to resolve their differences through mediation before commencing an Impartial Hearing.


    

General Objectives of the Pupil Personnel Services

  1. That every student who is the legal responsibility of the Monroe-Woodbury will receive a free and appropriate education. Students are eligible to receive educational services until the completion of the school year of their 21st birthday or until the attainment of a local/regents diploma, whichever occurs earlier.

  2. That the determination of the CSE/CPSE be consistent with the continuum of the services outlined in the Commissioner’s Regulations and be based on such items as: chronological age; learning rate; academic functioning; social/emotional development; physical development; and management needs.

  3. That every disabled student will be educated in his/her least restrictive environment, and have access to the full range of programs and services available to their non-disabled peers.

  4. That every disabled student has the right to participate in extra-curricular activities to the extent appropriate to their individual physical abilities.

  5. That every disabled student’s Individual Education Plan ( IEP) be reviewed annually.

  6. That the school will involve students, their parents and staff from both general and special education in the education process, including participation in advisory groups that determine the future direction of special education programs and services.



Related Files

    pdf Pupil Personnel Services Program Review - 2005-2010 (pdf file - 71 KB)

    pdf NYS Parent's Guide to Special Education (pdf file - 516 KB)

    pdf NYSED - Procedural Safeguards Notice (English) (pdf file - 460 KB)

    pdf NYSED - Procedural Safeguards Notice (Spanish) (pdf file - 488 KB)

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