For the special education district plan and a parent handbook, please view the files linked at the bottom of the page.PhilosophyThe philosophy of Special Education in the Kingston City School District is to provide for the early identification and assessment of potentially disabled students. This District is committed to provide an appropriate individualized Special Education Program for students deemed by New York State Education Department Regulations and the committee on Special Education.The Kingston City School District Special Education Department provides the continuum of service models. This model includes, but is not limited to the provision of the following: related services, transitional support services, resource room, inclusion, consultant teacher services, self-contained classes, BOCES programs, 853 Day School, homebound/hospital instruction and residential placement.Students with disabilities, in the Kingston City School District, are considered an integral part of the total student population. The District is committed to provide excellence in education to both disabled students and their non-disabled peers.It is the goal of the Teaching and Learning Department, in conjunction with the Board of Education policies, to provide the least restrictive learning environment for disabled students within the regular school program. Management, academic, physical and social needs are addressed for each student in order to promote success in regular settings on all levels of education.
Special Education Team
Ms. Beth Lewis-Jackson, Director of Special Education
Contact: Special Education Office Secretary, 943-3023
Mrs. Kimberly S. Terwilliger, Assistant Director of Special Education
Ms. Angela Sterbenz, Assistant Director of Special Education
Ms. Julie Craig, CPSE Chairperson 943-3072
Ms. Yadi Derisse, CSE Chairperson 943-3071Important Links:Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Parts 200 and 201Parent's Guide to Special Education Including Due ProcessParents of Parentally Placed Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Secondary Nonpublic SchoolsNew York State Education Department Office of Special EducationNew York State Office of Mental HealthOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesAutism Consortium