Special Education

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    Students thrive in classrooms that inspire their best learning.

Student Eligibility

Children are placed in BOCES special education programs at the direction of their local school district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE). CSE Teams, including the district CSE Chair, classroom teacher, parents, and service providers collaborate to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for any student identified as requiring special education services. Contact your local school district’s CSE Chair for more information.


Caralee Kardash, Director of Special Education
Phone: 518-464-6310

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of new books and resources added to support our new literacy initiative, a key aspect of the special education redesign.
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Social-emotional learning
underlines our approach to educating the whole child.
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training for teachers and staff ensures a “best practice” approach to educating our students.