Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education
Ms. Ellie Becker
Pupil Personnel Services is a team effort consisting of school guidance counselors, classroom teachers, psychologists, speech and language therapists, special education teachers, social workers, related service providers, AND YOU, THE PARENT, working together to help your child. If you have a question and wish to speak with a member of the department, please call (516)-434-3020. Fax number is (516)-937-6329.
Important Information for Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students
The District provides special education services and programs to students with disabilities pursuant to applicable federal and state laws. Any parent or person in parental relation who suspects that his/her child has a disability may refer the child for an evaluation by the District's Committee on Special Education (CSE) for eligibility for special education services and programs. More detailed information on this process is available in A Parent's Guide to Special Education, which is published on the New York State Education Department's website in English and Spanish.
Parents or persons in parental relation should contact the District's Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Ellie Becker, at 516 434-3020 for additional information.
Important Information for Parents of Students Attending Non-Public Schools in Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD
Parents of students with disabilities who are parentally placed in non-public schools must request special education services in writing to the school district of location by June 1 preceding the school year for which the request for services is made, except that when a student is first identified as a student with a disability after the first day of June preceding the school year for which the request is made. In this case the parent must submit the written request for services within 30 days after the student was first identified.