Special Education

  • Frewsburg Central School is committed to providing all students with a free and appropriate public education. Special Education consists of specially designed instruction for students (ages 3-21 years) who are identified by either the district Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education (CSE) as having a disability which interferes with learning and interferes with a student's ability to access the general education curriculum.  The CPSE and CSE are multidisciplinary teams of parents and professionals responsible for determining eligibility, coordinating evaluations, and recommending programs or services.

    The committees hold meetings on a regular basis to respond to initial referrals.  The District is committed to identifying children with disabilities and providing necessary, appropriate services and support within the least restrictive environment. Frewsburg participates in a special education consortium with several other area schools.  This consortium provides the districts with more options to enable children to a free and appropriate education. If you suspect your child has a disability, please talk to your child’s teacher or contact the building principal.

    In addition, all children receiving special education services are entitled to a review at least once yearly.  The purpose of this annual review is to recommend the continuation or modification of the provision of special education programs and supports.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend these annual reviews, typically held at your child's school of attendance.

    The entire special education department is here to support you and your child. Please let us know what we can do to help you.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or send me an email or you can click on the document, A Parent's Guide to Special Education, located under Web Links on this site.

    Tami McKotch, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    716-569-7018
    tmckotch@frewsburgcsd.org