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Special Education

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Pupil Personnel Services Oversees the Following Areas:

  • Individualized Educational Plans: Early Intervention Services (children from 2.5 until Kindergarten enrollment)
  • Individualized Educational Plans: K-12
  • Individualized Educational Plans: School to Work Transition
  • 504 Plans
  • Guidance Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse Services
  • English Language Learners (ESL)

If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, please contact your child's building principal.  In response to your concerns, your building principal will hold a Response to Intervention Team (RtI) meeting to determine if additional building-level services will accelerate your child's learning.  

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, the District must have a pre-referral intervention (Response to Intervention/RTI) process to support a student’s education program before consideration of referral to the Committee on Special Education (CSE). In keeping with this policy, it is the responsibility of the school’s principal and building RtI team to investigate all possible avenues of general education support services that would enable the student to achieve the learning standards. 

General education support services may include supplemental instruction in English, language arts, math, social studies, and science as well as support services such as counseling to deal with barriers to student progress such as attendance, discipline, health, family nutrition, and transient issues will be afforded to students who are struggling. The school district may include the RTI process as part of the district’s school-wide approach. These schoolwide approaches shall serve as pre-referral interventions prior to consideration of special education programs through the Committee on Special Education (CSE).

Please feel free to contact your child's teacher, the school principal, psychologist. and/or guidance counselor assigned to your child's building to discuss your concerns. 

Staff assignments are as follows:

School Psychologists:

  • Elm Drive & Alden Place Early Intervention Services: Tonya Pulver
  • Millbrook Middle School & Cardinal Hayes School: Jennifer Obrizok
  • Millbrook High School: Mark Hlavaty

Guidance Counselors:

  • Millbrook Middle School: Denise Hains
  • Millbrook High School: Helen Grady- A to K & Lisa Petta- L to Z

Special Education Department Chair:

  • Kindergarten - Grade 12:  Mrs. Carolyn Hotaling 

It is your right to have your child tested for a disability at any point according to IDEA regulations.  Please contact Pupil Personnel Services (845-677-4200, x1107) to exercise your right at any time.

Please know I am available to you at any time to discuss your child's progress in any of our educational programs.  I look forward to working with you throughout the school year. 

Dr. Kathleen Affigne

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, & Pupil Personnel Services

845-677-4200 ext 1106 or 1107, kathleen.affigne@millbrookcsd.org

43 Alden Place, Millbrook NY 12545