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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 public education in the least restrictive environment.

Special Education provides specially designed services and programs for children with educational disabilities at no cost to parents or guardians. It is intended to meet individual needs and enhance student strengths.  

Students and parents are introduced to special education in various ways. Some disabilities can be identified when children are very young (Committee on Preschool Special Education/CPSE). Others are not identified until children show difficulty in regular school programs (Committee on Special Education/CSE). Special education programs and services are designed to assure that children with disabilities receive appropriate and equal opportunities for educational growth.

PPS Contacts

Ms. Elizabeth Law, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
504 Rehabilitation Act/ADA Compliance Coordinator
845-355-5248 •

Ms. Debra Wilson, Supervisor of Special Education
District Title IX Alternate Coordinator/District Homeless Liaison
845-355-5108 •

Ms. Patricia Irwin, Supervisor of Special Education
845-355-5106 •

District Contacts

Heather Galloway, CPSE Chair/ District Psychologist
845-355-5808 • 


Health Services

Health offices are staffed daily in each building by registered nurses. These offices are available to handle daily medication and emergency needs. For more information, please visit the building level web site.