The Germantown Central School District acknowledges its responsibility to educate all of our children with disabilities in the least restrictive, appropriate environment and to assist all students to achieve high educational standards under the rules and regulations of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Some students with special needs do not receive services under IDEA, but are served under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Germantown Central School acknowledges its responsibilities to provide these students with reasonable accommodations comparable to those provided to their peers under the rulings of Section 504.
The Office of Special Education coordinates:
* Committee on Special Education (CSE)
* Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
* Section 504
Notice to parents regarding inclement weather and the Committee on Special Education Meetings
If you are scheduled for a CSE/CPSE/504 meeting during the winter season, please make note of the following in regards to school closings or school delays.
If Germantown Central School is closed ALL meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled.
If Germantown Central School is on a one-hour or two-hour delay and your meeting is scheduled during that delay, said meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled. The remainder of the meetings will continue as scheduled. Also, if Germantown Central School closes early, meetings scheduled after the release time will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.
You will receive notifications of new meeting within a couple of days. If you have any questions, please contact the Special Education Office.
Every child with special needs has a right, by law, (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), to a free and appropriate education. This includes children and adults (ages 3-21) with physical, mental emotional, or learning handicaps. This notice is an attempt to locate these children in order to assist in providing the services to which they are entitled.
If you know of a child with a disability living in the Germantown Central School District in need of service, please contact:
Special Education Department
(518) 537- 6281 ext.309
Helpful Publications and Web Links for Special Education Parents and Students