The Office of Pupil Personnel Services coordinates specialized services throughout the district. The process of educating children with different interests and abilities or special problems is a diverse task. Our staff of classroom teachers is supplemented by other professionals, including home instructors, registered nurses, speech therapists, psychologists, social workers, reading specialists, special education teachers, ELL teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, guidance counselors, and a school physician.
It is our practice that each special education student be educated in the least restrictive environment. Every 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 mainstream.
The Office of Pupil Personnel Services provides a full range of services to all children ages 3 to 21 who have been identified and evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act; PL.94-142).
For information about services for students with disabilities, contact Dr. Angela Austin Director of Pupil Personnel Services, at 631-288-3800.