SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES
Director of Special Education & Pupil Personnel Services
The East Hampton Public Schools’ Office of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services supports the district’s mission to prepare and inspire our students to be innovative, responsible, contributing members of an ever-changing global society. Our goal is to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to and benefit from the general education curriculum as it aligns to the Common Core Standards, to prepare them to be productive citizens, who are college and career ready and to be able to respond appropriately to life’s challenges.
In accordance with board policy and consistent with state and federal statutes, the Office of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Programs is responsible for the administration and supervision of programs for exceptional children and supportive services for all students in the East Hampton Public Schools. The Office of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services is the primary referral source of all suspected and eligible special education students between the ages of three through twenty-one, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). Students age three through twenty-one are screened/evaluated to determine eligibility under IDEA. If a student qualifies for services individual programs are developed by a Planning and Placement Team of which parents are essential team members. The office also services all those students eligible under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.