Committee on Pre-school Special Education
The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) services students that reside within Mineola UFSD and are between 3 and 5-years-old.
Parents must register their child with the district prior to submitting a referral for evaluation.
The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for arranging for the evaluation of any student who is suspected of having a
disability, who meets the age eligibility requirements specified in the Regulations, and is a resident of the school district. The evaluation
process begins when a written request for evaluation is made by either:
- The student's parent or person in parental relationship;
- A designee of the school district in which the student resides, or the public school district the student legally attends or is eligible to attend;
- The commissioner or designee of a public agency with responsibility for the education of the student; and/or
- A designee of an education program affiliated with a child care institution with committee on special education responsibility
pursuant to section 4002(3) of the Education Law.
The referral can be made at any time during the school year one the student is registered with the district. The referral should specify
the extent to which the preschool student has received any services prior to referral. The referral should also include a copy of the
student's home language survey. When the CPSE receives a referral, the chairperson will request parental consent for the evaluation. A list of
County approved evaluation sites will be provided to the parent along with the prior written notice. Translations will be provided as needed.
In the event that consent is not provided, the Committee shall implement the district's practices for ensuring that the parents have received and understood the request for consent.
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Evaluation and Recommendations
The individual evaluation of a preschool child shall include relevant functional and developmental information regarding the child's abilities
and needs relating to participation in age-appropriate activities. This evaluation will include the following, at no cost to the parent: