The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District recognizes its responsiblity to provide a free and appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries. The District has a "child find" process that is designed to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities residing within its geographical boundaries preschool through grade 12 or through age 21 if they have not received a high school diploma.
If you know a child who lives within the boundaries of the Plainview Old-Bethpage Central School District and attends school in the District who may be in the need of special education and/or related services, please contact the District's Office of Pupil Personnel Services for further infomation regarding the referral and evaluation process. If the student is a school age student who attends a non-public private school that is not located within the geographical boundaries of the School District, the student may need to be referred to the school district in which the non-public school is located in order to receive services during the regular school year. Please contact that school district for information regarding time deadlines for requests for services.
The District's Child Find process extends to students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. Such students may be eligible for services or accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 is a Federal civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. Please contact your child's building assistant principal for more information regarding Section 504 eligibility and services.