The Committee on Special Education (CSE) is responsible for students who are between the ages of 5-21.
The CSE is authorized to identify students in need of services by determining eligibility, developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), placing the student in the least restrictive environment in which they can succeed and provide appropriate services to meet the child's educational needs.
This committee is a multidisciplinary team that is approved by the Board of Education and consists of the following people/staff:
** Parents are encouraged to participate in each step of the process and it is important that the parent(s) be at the student's meetings. The parents are the key to helping this whole process be successful and we encourage you to be a part of it all.
The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a legal document. The components are mandated by Federal and State law. Included in the document are demographic information; attendees at meetings; the student's strengths, weaknesses, and needs; services; goals and objectives; program modifications; testing accommodations; standardized test scores; participation in general education, etc. The plan is created at the CSE meeting.
Educators are required to submit written reports with both information and data. Summer is part of the next school year. It is at this time that Extended School Year (ESY) services are discussed and possibly added to the IEP.