Curriculum Instruction & Pupil Personnel

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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. 

     

    Links to important resources are listed below:

    New York State Education Department: Special Education Website

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/resources.htm

     

    New York State Department of Education Manual: A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Ages 3 - 21

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentsguide.pdf

     

    Parent and Educator Resource: Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/504-resource-guide-201612.pdf

     

    Part 200 Regulations

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/part200.htm

     

    Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center

    http://www.hvsepc.org/Events.html

     

    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: Kelly Mahoney
    Millbrook High School: Lauren Prince- A to K & Thomas Chanowky- L to Z


    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. 

    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, & Pupil Personnel Services

    845-677-4200 ext 1106 or 1107

    43 Alden Place, Millbrook NY 12545