Phone: (518) 568-2014 x. 103
Committee on Special Education Secretary: Tricia Caponera
Phone: (518) 568-2014 x. 115
The goal is to provide all students with a disability the services necessary for success in the least restrictive classroom environment. We have a strong emphasis on raising expectations and standards of excellence for all preK - 12 students culminating in graduation. Through partnership between parents, teachers, administrators, and related service providers we will achieve excellence in teaching and learning for every one of our students.
Procedural Safegaurds Notice for Parents/Guardians:http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/procedural-safeguards-notice.htm
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The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education completed a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School District during the 2014-2015 school year. The review examined the district’s compliance with selected federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
The review was conducted by the SEQA Eastern Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and interviews. Meetings of the Committee on Special Education were also observed.
The Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School District was found to be complaint in the areas of Instruction from qualified staff, delivery of special education programs and services, use of behavioral interventions and parental awareness of special education delivery and progress. The district was non-compliant in the areas of IEP development and implementation and is taking the necessary steps to resolve the non-compliance issues.
A copy of this report may be obtained from the district office located at 44 Center St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452. For further questions, please contact Jeanine Kawryga, Director of Pupil Services, at (518) 568-2014 x105.