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Special Education
As we approach a new school year you and/or your child may be concerned about how the year will go.  That concern is natural.  Know that the staff at Schenevus Central is here to help and support all students as they progress through the educational process.
If your child experiences difficulties please do not hesitate to talk to the classroom teacher about it.  Sometimes additional support through RTI is enough to help a student get back on track and continue to make gains. There are times though that a child/student needs more, this becomes a referral to special education.  Please contact me if you need information on this process.  It can seem a little overwhelming but together we can make it make sense.
For children that are classified as a student with a disability you should have already received their IEP and know what the plan is for this year.  If you have questions, didn't receive the paperwork, or just want to talk through things please feel free to call or e-mail. 


Have you been in a meeting and heard initials that you don't understand? Here are a few defined...
CSE - Committee on Special Education

CPSE - Committee on Preschool Special Education
IEP- Individualized Education Program (not "plan") - An IEP is an important legal document. It spells out your child's learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured. Several people, including parents, are involved in creating the document.
CT - Consultant Teacher - This is a service where a Special Education teacher goes to the class with your child and assists them.  It may be with notes, it may be focusing, it may be modifying the work or some other area.  If it is Consultant Teacher - Direct the teacher will be in the class with your child.  If it is Consultant Teacher - Indirect the teacher will work with the classroom teacher to help them with things for your child. 
RTI - Response to Intervention - Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom.

Kimberly Matthews
Director of Special Education

Natasha Rifenburgh
CSE Secretary

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