The administrative team provides leadership to ensure the quality programming for our students, as well as oversight and support to the variety of instructional teams serving our students. Our office has the resposibility to assure services are delivered effectively and in a cost-effective manner. We work to nuture collaborative working relationships with the component school districts, parents, community service agencies, and the State Education Department. Our highest responsibility is to ensure that provision of our services is based upon data, research, expressed need, and a vision for the future.
The scope of services provided includes the following:
Develop, interpret, and present the programs and objectives of the Special Education Department to boards of education, administrators, staff, parents, and the community.
Evaluate, on an ongoing basis, the effectiveness of the total special education program, curriculum, procedures, and achievements.
Plan and administer the budget for special education services.
Assure appropriate instructional space is available for students with disabilities.
Administer and design effective intake and discharge procedures for students referred for BOCES classrooms.
Provide for recruitment, selection and placement, and supervision of Special Education personnel.
Serve as consultant to district CSEs in relation to committee responsibilities, procedures (due process), information and knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing students with disabilities.
Organize and coordinate current research and best practice in the provision of special education services.
Develop and implement in-service training for staff.
Director of Special Education
8:1:1 Special Education Supervisor
12:1:1 Special Education Supervisor