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Pupil Personnel Services
Psychological Services — The school psychologist works closely with teachers, parents and students to develop plans for children who have learning, behavior or emotional problems. The psychologist may also evaluate students who are suspected of having a disability. This is done through the use of standardized tests, observation, school records and interviews. Each school psychologist counsels students individually and in groups.
Social Work Services — The school social worker helps students to adjust to school, screens for potential educational problems and works together with parents, school psychologist, school counselor and teacher. The social worker also conducts individual and group counseling sessions.
Special Education Parental Notification — As required by Section 4402 of New York State Education Law, you are hereby notified of your right to initiate a referral of your child for the purpose of determining the need for special education services for the child. You are directed to the following web-page to access Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3–21: A Parent’s Guide: www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide .htm
Special Education Services — It is the goal of the Lawrence Public Schools to provide each student with free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. To meet the special educational needs of children with disabilities, the district provides a full continuum of services, including support services, and special classes designed to meet each individual youngster’s capabilities. The network of instruction and support staff is directed at providing appropriate services and to provide opportunities for their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. The Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) operate under the guidelines established by the New York State Education Dept. This includes the requirement that students receive support and intervention in a general education setting before they are removed from the mainstream. If you believe that your child may have a disability contact Pupil Personal Services, 295-7085.