Pupil Personnel Services
Pupil Personnel Services in the Tuckahoe Union Free School District encompass a wide variety of services, from special education to homelessness to English as a New Language (ENL) services. Please select your area of interest to continue.
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The Tuckahoe Union Free School District is committed to providing programs and services to meet the individual of students identified by the CSE or CPSE. Our goal is to foster growth and independence in the academic, social and emotional domains for students with disabilities. We strive to provide services in the least restrictive environment, in an inclusive setting whenever possible, and in a supportive and nurturing environment. We recognize that all of our students are unique and offer a continuum of services to help our students reach meaningful post-secondary outcomes.
The Tuckahoe Union Free School District provides a broad range of accommodations, modifications, remedial services, related services and/or special education to meet the needs of all students. Some students may require only support services while others require daily specialized instruction, special classes, or even special schools. Special education is the means by which an individualized program is designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Responsibility for special education rests with the Committee on Preschool Special Education, for children ages 3 to 5 years, and the Committee on Special Education, serving school age students, ages 5 to 21.
At least once per year, the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and/or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) schedule meetings to determine the appropriateness of a student's program and to determine the need for continued special education supports. Families are an integral member of the Committee in planning for the student's needs. The goal for each special education student is to maximize his/her opportunities for participating in the regular education program to the appropriate extent possible
Procedural Safeguards Notice: NYSED Procedural Safeguards Notice July 2017 004.pdf
Special Education Two Year Plan: Special Education Two Year Plan 2018-2020
What Does Tuckahoe Offer?
What do I do when I have questions?
English as a New Language
Response to Intervention (RtI)
Homelessness and Schools (connects to New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students)
Tuckahoe UFSD Homeless Liaison and Foster Care Contact: Debra DiFrancesco (914)337-5376 x1246 firstname.lastname@example.org