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Pupil Personnel Services


The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) department is responsible for the evaluation, placement, and service provision of and for students with disabilities as defined by the Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). This act mandates a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.

The Committee on Preschool Special Education, English as a Second Language services, tutoring services, health-related services, social worker services, psychological services, speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and registration are governed and coordinated through the PPS Office.

Pupil Personnel Services Office

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Office oversees several programs and services offered within the school district in grades Kindergarten through grade 12.

The Committee on Preschool Special Education, the Committee on Special Education, English as a Second Language services, tutoring services, health-related services, social worker services, psychological services, speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, foster care, McKinney Vento, and residency are all governed and coordinated through the PPS Office.

Pupil Personnel Services Resources

The PPS Office has compiled resources for students and families, including: crisis supports, parent supports, teen supports, local resources, school contact information (guidance, social work and psychologist), supports for students with IEPs and the Goshen High School Virtual Zen Den on the PPS Resources page.

View the PPS Resources page.

Special Education

Special Education means specially designed individualized or group instruction or special services or programs provided at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Special education programs and services are designed to assure that children with disabilities receive appropriate and equal opportunities for educational growth.

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) department is responsible for the evaluation, placement, and service provision of and for students with disabilities as defined by the Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). This act mandates a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Special Education services are available through the Committee on Preschool Special Education for preschool-age students (ages 3-5) and the Committee on Special Education for school-age students (ages 5-21) as prescribed under the Commissioner’s Regulations Section 200.6.

The function of these committees is to determine if handicapping conditions exist, and to make recommendations to the Goshen Central Schools Board of Education regarding special education placement and/or related services. All information is kept confidential and is accessible only with parental permission.

Committee on Preschool Special Education

The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is designed to serve youngsters between 3-5 years of age. The committee is comprised of a special education administrator, a parent of a handicapped child, the evaluator of the child, and an Orange County representative.

The function of the committee is to determine if handicapping conditions exist, and to make recommendations to the Goshen Central Schools Board of Education regarding special education placement and/or related services. All information is kept confidential and is accessible only with parental permission.


NYS Law Chapter 408

Chapter 408 of New York State Education Law requires that each teacher and service provider
who is responsible for the implementation of a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), be
provided with a hard or electronic copy of their students’ IEPs.

Who should have a copy of a student’s IEP?

  • Building Administrator(s)
  • Special Education Teacher(s)
  • General Education Teachers
  • Special Area Teachers (i.e. – art, music, physical education)
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Building Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Related Service Providers

Who should be informed of their responsibilities regarding the IEP, but do not receive a copy?

  • Teacher Aides
  • Other School Aides/Monitors
  • Bus Drivers
  • Bus Attendants

Each student with an IEP has a case manager who has knowledge of the student’s disability and
education program and is responsible for informing school personnel of their IEP
implementation responsibilities. The case managers inform the general education teacher,
paraprofessional (i.e., teaching assistant or teacher aide), and other provider and support staff
persons of their responsibility to implement the recommendations on a student’s IEP.