Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education Policy


Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education Policy




Programs for Students with Disabilities








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    In accordance with Part 200 of Commissioner's Regulations, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District shall provide a free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment. The District shall appoint a Committee on Special Education (CSE), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and subcommittees, as necessary, to identify, evaluate and recommend placement of students with disabilities who are in need of special services or programs.

    District Plans for Special Education Programs and Services
    The District will prepare plans describing the full range of its special education programs and services by September 1, 1998 and every fifth year thereafter. Such description shall include the number and age span of children served by these programs, the methods of evaluation used, the programs estimated budget and its date of adoption. In addition, the plans must ensure that adequate space is available to resident students with disabilities in District or BOCES special education programs as appropriate.

    Access to School Programs by Students with Disabilities
    Each student with a disability shall have equal opportunity to participate in the full range of programs, services, and extracurricular activities, which are available to all other students enrolled in the District, to the extent that such programs, services, and extracurricular activities are appropriate to the student's educational needs.

    Committee on Special Education, Committee on Preschool Special Education, and Special Education Staff
    Prospective members of the CSE/CPSE and other personnel responsible for carrying out the provisions of statutes and regulations pertinent to the education of students with disabilities shall be qualified and appropriately trained. The District will consider prospective members of the CSE/CPSE and other personnel with regard to their specific educational and personal qualifications, working knowledge of students with disabilities, objectivity and dedication.

    It is the responsibility of the Board to arrange for appropriate, approved services recommended by the CSE/CPSE. Should it disagree with the recommendation of the CSE, the Board will either return the recommendation to the original CSE for further consideration or establish a second CSE to develop a new recommendation for the student within the time frames contained in state law and regulations. Should the Board disagree with the recommendation of the CPSE, it shall send the recommendation back to the CPSE for review of the Board’s concerns and to revise the Individual Education Plan (IEP) as deemed appropriate. Placement may be appealed by a parent/guardian to an impartial hearing officer, appointed by the Board. In the event the placement is appealed by a parent/guardian, due process procedures will be provided in accordance with law.

    The CSE/CPSE shall make an annual report to the Board on the status of programs, services and facilities made available by the District.

    Ref: NYCRR 200.2, 200.4, and 200.5, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 20
    USC Sect. 794
    Individuals with Disabilities Act, 20 USC Sections 1400 et.seq.

    November 8, 1993
    February 12, 1996
    February 3, 1997

    Reviewed by Policy Committee:
    January 20, 2004
    January 7, 2008

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