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

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) 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.

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.

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