Special Education Laws
As specified by New York State Education Law and the Commissioner’s Regulations, a continuum of program alternatives is available to meet the varied needs of students with disabilities who reside in New York. The continuum represents programs which are available within the district, by contract with neighboring school districts, provided by BOCES or private educational agencies, and by State supported schools. Below are links to New York State publications describing Parent Rights concerning special education and the special education process.
Students are placed into special education programs only when the severity of their disability is such that education in regular classes, even with the use of supplementary aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
Brittonkill staff members work constantly to create the best option for each student receiving special education. The district is committed to providing services to the greatest extent possible in the least restrictive environment. The concept of least restrictive environment ensures that whenever feasible, students with disabilities will be educated with children who do not have disabilities.