Committee on Special Education (CSE)
The CSE deals with children with a diagnosed condition of mental, physical or emotional nature that prevents them from functioning independently in a mainstream classroom. Each student identified by the CSE receives an individualized educational program (IEP) which is designed for that child. School personnel, members of the CSE, and parents or guardians work together to bring about appropriate education for the students in the least restrictive atmosphere. Some of the services provided include:
Response to Intervention
The Response to Intervention Committee (RTI) meets to review students' progress, teacher referrals and recommendations to the Committee on Special Education (CSE). The RTI committee functions first as an intervention team, and second as a screening team for student referrals. Members of the team are the Principal, Psychologist, Language Specialist and the Special Education Teachers. Teachers areencouraged to use the RTI committee as a resource team.
Consultation with the psychologist or social worker is available to parents, students and teachers by appointment. Psychological services include the assessment of academic and/or social-emotional growth and issues related to general school adjustment. The school psychologist or the part-time social worker schedules group counseling when it is appropriate. Counseling services can only be conducted with parental permission.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our speech language pathologist diagnoses and treats those experiencing difficulty with communication. She works closely with students and teachers in order to enhance children’s communication skills. Throughout the school day the speech pathologist delivers services to small groups or pushing in to student’s classrooms. She works as a team with teachers on skills that children are learning in class.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The ESL Specialists screen all children who come from a home where another language, in addition to or instead of English, is spoken. If needed, instruction is provided in listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary. Assistance with content and subject is also available