Welcome to the Special Education Department
Special Education at Arkport Central Schools
Our primary responsibility as a student-centered community is to create a learning environment where all students can grow and learn. The emphasis of our programs is to determine the current level of need of the student and to then provide programs that move them forward. The learner community consists of students with a range of physical, social, emotional, psychological and intellectual needs. As such, each students instructional program is designed to encourage personal growth and independence to allow them to be contributing members of society.
To help foster this, student with special needs will be educated, to the greatest extent possible, with their non-disabled peers. Instruction will take place in the home school, or as close as possible, and include all of the special education services each child needs to meet with success. Efforts will be made to optimize special education programs within the physical capabilities and fiscal realities of the district.
For specific information, explicit definitions and guidelines on special education, please reference Parts 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and Article 89 of the New York State’s Consolidated Laws. These publications are available at the following Web site*: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/ . This web site also provides the Due Process Rights for parents. Parents are always welcome to contact the District’s Department of Special Education at 607-295-7471 x2201 with questions or concerns.
Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures under No Child Left Behind for Title I, Parts A, C, and D
As required by Title IX, General Provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has adopted the following procedures for receiving and resolving complaints and for reviewing appeals from decisions of local educational agencies (LEAs). Complaints concerning violations of ESEA Title I, Parts A, C, and D, or of the General Education Provisions Act; or of Section 100.2(ee) Academic Intervention Services of the Regulations of the Commissioner are covered by these procedures. A full description of the procedures can be viewed at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/nclb/complaintappeals .
Complaints/appeals regarding the LEA's administration and implementation of its ESEA Title I Grant or Academic Intervention Services for students identified under Commissioner's Regulations Part 100 should be sent first to the School Superintendent of the LEA against whom the complaint is made. The LEA has a 30 business day period in which to resolve a complaint.
For areas in the State outside of New York City, Title I complaints should be first sent to the Superintendent of the LEA. If the local LEA fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days, or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint should be sent to the Title I School and Community Services Office, Room 365 EBA, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.
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