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 education in
the least restrictive environment.
The Committee on Preschool Special Education,
English as a Second Language services, tutoring services, health-related
services, social worker services, psychological services, speech and
language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and
registration are governed and coordinated through the PPS Office.
Committee on Preschool Special Education
The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
is designed to serve youngsters between 3-5 years of age. The committee
is comprised of a special education administrator, a parent of a
handicapped child, the evaluator of the child, and an Orange County
The function of the committee is to determine if
handicapping conditions exist, and to make recommendations to the Goshen
Central Schools Board of Education regarding special education placement
and/or related services. All information is kept confidential and is
accessible only with parental permission.