Department Directory

 

Department Directory

Concern Who's Responsible at the DOE Notes
Adapted Physical Education The IEP team/the Special Education designee at your school The need for adapted P.E. should be included in your child's IEP.
Allergies Your school nurse, the Office of School Health  
Assessments

Your school, or

For students not attending public school: your district's Committee on Special Education (CSEs)

For students who are entering Kindergarten with IEPs: your district's Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSEs)

You can have your child assessed by an outside provider at your own expense and the IEP review will include the information in the provider's report(s).  If your child is eligible for Medicaid, these evalutions may be covered.

If you disagree with the reports from the Department of Education 's providers and want a "second opinion" you must notify the DOE in writing.  Learn More.
Assistive Technology (AT) The IEP team/the Special Education designee at your school

The need for assistive technology should be included in your child's IEP.

See also the District 75 AT website for more in-depth information.
Committees on Special Education (CSEs) Website
Complaints Always start with the teacher, principal, or special education designee at your child's school. The team at the Special Education call center (dial 311), can help you navigate who to talk to if this doesn't work. You may also want to consult Inside Schools.
Discipline and Behavior Your child's school

When a student with disabilities has behavioral issues, his or her IEP must include a Functional Behavioral Assessment (see page 51 of the Standard Operating Procedures Manual).  

For more on student behavior, please see section a-420 of the Chancellor's Regulations
District 75 Enrollment District 75  
Enrollment (in general) The Office of Student Enrollment/the Borough Enrollment Offices  
Evaluation (for Special Education services) Your school or, for students entering Kindergarten with IEPs, the Committees on Special Education (CSEs) To have your child evaluated for special education needs, you will need to make a formal request.
High School Graduation

Your child's school

Part of the individualized education program for every high school student with disabilities is planning for graduation and life after high school, whether that means college, work, further training, or something else.

See the website for Choices and Information for Prospective Students and Families for more information.

This New York State Education Department website may be helpful.

High School Enrollment

The Office of Student Enrollment

The Enrollment Office places high school students with Individual Education Programs based on the same criteria as all other students.

 Educational requirements that would significantly affect placement should be included in the student's IEP.
Home and Hospital Instruction CSEs  
IEP (Copies of) CSEs  
Impartial Hearings Impartial Hearing Office  
Impartial Hearing Order Implementation Unit Impartial Hearing Order Implementation Office
Kindergarten Enrollment Office of Student Enrollment Information about enrollment for September is posted in the late winter or early spring.
Middle School Enrollment

Office of Student Enrollment

The Enrollment Office places middle school students with Individual Education Programs based on the same criteria as all other students. 

 Educational requirements that would significantly affect placement should be included in the student's IEP.
Non-Public (state-supported) Schools CSEs  
Paraprofessionals Your school, supported by the Children First Network to which it belongs.  
Pre-Kindergarten    
Placement Office of Student Enrollment  
Related Services Authorizations The Children First Network  (CFN) to which your school belongs Network contact information should be on the school website. If not, call 311.
Section 504 Accommodations Your school, the office of school health  
Social concerns (bullying, online behavior, conflicts with other students) Your school

DOE Respect for All policy

See also section A-832 of the Chancellor's Regulations.
Student Testing Data Website You can view your child's test data, grades, and curriculum online, through ARIS ParentLink.
Suspension and other Disciplinary actions Your school

Governed by chancellor's regs: please see section a-420 of the Chancellor's Regulations.

Testing and Curric Accoms The IEP team/the Special Education designee at your school The need for specific accommodations should be included in your child's IEP.
Transfers Office of Student Enrollment See section  A-101of the Chancellor's Regulations