Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for
students who are between the ages of 3-5.
committee is a multidisciplinary team that is approved by the Board of
Education and the team consists of the following people/staff:
- District representative
who is knowledgeable about the general education curriculum and the
availability of preschool special education programs and services and
other resources of the school district and the municipality.
education teacher of the child whenever he/she is or may be
participating in the regular education environment.
education teacher, or if
appropriate, special education provider of the student
- Individual who
can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results
parent member of a child with a disability residing in the school
district whose child is enrolled in a preschool or elementary level
education program; if the parent requests the parent member be present
- Any other person(s)
having knowledge or special expertise regarding the child as requested by
- A representative
of the municipality of the preschool child's residence
- For a child in
transition from early intervention programs and services, the appropriate
professional designated by the agency that has been charged with the
responsibility for the preschool child
- Parent(s) of the
** 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.
committee meets after a referral has been made and a multidisciplinary
evaluation has been completed to review the information and determine if the
child is eligible for classification as a Preschool Student with a
If the child is
determined classified the committee develops an Individualized
Education Plan (IEP), and places the student in the least
restrictive environment. The committee will meet at least once a year to
review the student's programs and services and again just before the student turns
age 5 to determine whether the child will be transitioning to the Committee on
Special Education (CSE).