Welcome to Pupil Personnel & Special Education
Welcome to Pupil Personnel Services for Rye City School District. We are committed to providing a full continuum of programs and services to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. In accordance with the student’s Individualized Education Plan or Section 504 Accommodation Plan, programs and related services are provided by NY State certified special education teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, social workers, and other specialists.
Special Education services are available for students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21, or until they receive their high school diploma. Pre-school age students with an Individual Education Plan receive services through from Westchester County approved providers. School-age students with an Individual Education Plan receive services from District staff, or through approved agencies, other school districts, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), or NY State-approved private schools.
We are dedicated to working with families to support our students with disabilities in accessing education in the least restrictive environment within the home district. If an appropriate program is not available for a student in-district, we may consider alternative NY State-approved programs, at which point we will work alongside our families to find the most appropriate program to meet the unique needs of the student.
Our goal is to provide students with different learning needs equal access to education. We welcome your feedback as we strive to continually improve our programs and services to meet the diverse, yet unique, needs of each of our students.
Parent Member TrainingsThurs., Sept. 9 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDTorThurs., Oct. 28 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDTFour-hour Parent Member Certification for parents/families with children with IEPsTWO upcoming dates - you choose! September 9 or October 28.The four hour training is broken up into a morning and afternoon session with a break for lunch You must attend morning and afternoon sessions to be certified as a Parent Member.This virtual workshop will provide an overview and best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process. Parents and Parent Members will learn to develop techniques and strategies to become effective members of the IEP team in their respective roles. This training is open to anyone interested in learning about the special education process, or even as a refresher course on CPSE/CSE! Any parent or guardian whose child has or had an IEP in the last 5 years, will receive a certificate for submission to their school district to serve as a Parent Member at CPSE /CSE meetings.Presented by the Mid-Hudson Early Childhood FACE Center, Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center, Hudson Valley School-Age FACE Center, Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center (LHRPC), and the Lower Hudson Early Childhood FACE Center.The Community Support Network (CSN) at Westchester Institute for Human Development is the Hudson Valley’s resource for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals supporting them. The CSN operates Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers for the NYSED OSE Partnership. Our experts are knowledgeable about all of the disability systems serving individuals with disabilities across the lifespan and are available to help YOU. We provide resources, training, direct services, and support and guidance to families, schools, agencies, and individuals themselves on disability related issues and topics.
Dr. Erin Vredenburgh
914-967-6100 Ext 1981
Ms. Amy Osooli
914-967-6100 Ext 1058
Ms. Jessie Wallace
914-967-6100 Ext 1206
Ms. Patricia DeMarsh
(Elementary Committee on Special Education (CSE) & Elementary 504)
914-967-6100 Ext 1262
Ms. Phyllis Maguire
(Secondary Committee on Special Education (CSE))
914-967-6100 Ext 1280
Ms. Kimberly Nugent
(Committee on Pre-School Education (CPSE) & Secondary 504)
914-967-6100 Ext 1989
Mrs. Rosa Magnotta
914-967-6100 Ext 1995
Special Education Main Line
914-967-6100 Ext 1980