District 75

Departments

D75 Departments

The following programs and services are provided by District 75:
Academic Intervention Services Offers additional instructional strategies and tools above and beyond the core curriculum and IEP mandates....
Applied Learning

Develops the skills students need to become productive members of society.  There are currently three Applied Learning Inititives:

    • Debate:Students use research, analytical and performance skills to debate both in-person and online via live webcast with their peers throughout New York City.
    • 3-D Worlds:Students work in a three-dimensional, virtual world designed for the learning and practice of social, communication, and life skills, including independent travel, banking, financial decision making, and setting up a first apartment
    • Plant Learn Grow:Students use planting and gardening to learn about sustainability and urban farming.

Contact: Cara Coffina  (212) 802-1545

Arts Provides professional development, and procuring grants, partnerships and collaborations between schools and the cultural community.

Contact: Katherine London212-802-1585
Assessment Handles standard and alternate assessment for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12; the resulting performance data; links between assessment and instructional practices; and Annual School Report Cards.

Contact: Assessments: Steven Weinrich (212) 802-1634
Alternate Assessments: Nanette Slansky (212) 802-1634
Assistive Technology

Provides professionally trained, multi-disciplinary teams to see if technology can help students perform skills that they cannot otherwise do either because of  physical/developmental delays or deficit.s These tech solutions may include tools for handwriting, voice output communication devices, computers, amplifiers, switches, etc.

Once students receive Assistive Technology, it is added to theiir IEPs and becomes a requirement to be integrated into the student's school program.

Contact: Karen Gorman (212) 802-1530

Attendance Attendance Services and Home Schooling Forms.
Autism To serve as a resource to D75 programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders....
Counseling District 75 provides counseling services to its students....
Early Childhood The Office of Early Childhood is committed to providing teachers with stellar professional training that addresses developmentally appropriate practices that match the way young children develop and learn.
English Language Learners The purpose of the Office of English Language Learning is to ensure equitable standards-based bilingual and ESL educational services
Health School Health Services are designed to address the specific health needs of the student....
Hearing Hearing education services are designed to provide intensive instruction in speech reading, auditory training and language development...
Individualized Education Program There are 5 steps in the Special Education process: Initial referral or "request for referral;" Evaluation; The IEP team meeting; Recommendations; Review.  Find out more from the office of Special Education.

Access forms and files to help complete, update, and manage students’ IEPs
Inclusive Education Inclusion in District 75 is a method of providing special education services in the least restrictive environment....
Interpreting Services The Office of Sign Language Interpreting Services provides sign language interpreting services for all Board of Education non-classroom activities....
Literacy The mission of the district literacy team is to enhance literacy programs in all District 75 schools, so that students may become lifelong readers and writers.
Mathematics Using the New York State Standards and following the Core Curriculum as a foundation for math instruction, teachers engage their students in a rigorous math program
Multiple Disabilities Multiple disabilities (also known as "multiply-challenged") refers to a student with concomitant impairments, such as mental retardation and orthopedic impairment, and so on....
Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy emphasizes independence in activities of daily living....
Office of Related and Contractual Services Contracted agencies are issued a transmittal requesting service when there are no Department of Education therapists available to serve students....
Physical Education/Adaptive P.E. To support schools and teachers in helping all students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors that lead to lifelong physical, mental, emotional and social wellness.
Physical Therapy Physical Therapy emphasizes physical function and independence in various settings including the classroom....
Positive Behavior Intervention Support The Office of Positive Behavior Support utilizes trained staff to foster school-wide PBIS initiatives.
Related Services  Related services are defined as developmental, corrective and other support services required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from instruction.
School Safety Fostering safe and positive environments for students....
Science The vision for improving student achievement in science rests on the ability to provide opportunities for students to become immersed in a variety of hands-on/minds-on learning experiences....
Social Studies The Social Studies Department is focused on helping all students use a variety of learning skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas....
Speech Speech/Language therapy is provided by teachers of speech improvement.
STOPP The STOPP initiative has been designed by District 75/citywide programs to provide “hands-on” assistance to community schools participating in the Phase I reform.
Technology Solutions The Technology Office provides instruction and professional development, equipment disbursement (both programmatic and IEP-driven), and technology support to teachers, administrators, and parents.
Transition Is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities....
Travel Training The Travel Training Program is a comprehensive program that teaches students with disabilities how to travel safely and independently on public transportation.
Educational Vision Services Educational Vision Services provides instruction in utilizing Braille, Nemeth Code, large print, optical and non-optical low vision devices and other skills....