Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education
Greenwood Lake UFSD 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 and School Age Special Education, English as a Second Language services, health-related services, psychological services, speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, are governed and coordinated through the PPS Office.
General Objectives of the Pupil Personnel Services
That every student who is the legal responsibility of the Greenwood Lake Union Free School District will receive a free and appropriate education. Students are eligible to receive educational services until the completion of the school year of their 21st birthday or until the attainment of a local/regents diploma, whichever occurs earlier.
That the determination of the CSE/CPSE be consistent with the continuum of the services outlined in the Commissioner’s Regulations and be based on such items as: chronological age; learning rate; academic functioning; social/emotional development; physical development; and management needs.
That every disabled student will be educated in his/her least restrictive environment, and have access to the full range of programs and services available to their non-disabled peers.
That every disabled student has the right to participate in extra-curricular activities to the extent appropriate to their individual physical abilities.
That every disabled student’s Individual Education Plan ( IEP) be reviewed annually.