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.
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.
Pupil Personnel Services Program Review - 2005-2010
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NYS Parent's Guide to Special Education
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