Special Education

  • For the special education district plan and a parent handbook, please view the files linked at the bottom of the page.

    Philosophy 
     
    The 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

    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

                 Contact:  TBA 943-3076

     

    Ms. Julie Craig, CPSE Chairperson

                 Contact:  TBA 943-3076

     

    Ms. Yadi Derisse, CSE Chairperson

                 Contact:  TBA 943-3076

     
     
    Important Links:
     
    Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Parts 200 and 201 
     
    Parent's Guide to Special Education Including Due Process
     
    Parents of Parentally Placed Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Secondary Nonpublic Schools
     
    New York State Education Department Office of Special Education 
     
    New York State Office of Mental Health 
     
    Office for People with Developmental Disabilities 
     
    Autism Consortium 
     
     

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