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BCHS Handbook for Students and Parents

Department of Special Education & Student Support Services

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department provides a wide range of services for students in the district including support services in general education and special education services. Services available to students include the following:

Pupil Study Team

Each school’s Pupil Study Team, led by the school principal, meets to discuss and make recommendations for students who require additional supports. Team members can include the principal, teacher, social worker, nurse, psychologist, behavior specialist and others as appropriate.

School Social Workers

Social workers provide individual and group counseling and case management services and make recommendations for students’ behavior management plans.

Behavior Specialists

Behavior specialists conduct in-depth analyses of a student’s behavior and develop behavior management plans to assist students in being available to learning.

Committee on Special Education

Besides these services, referrals can be made to the Committee on Special Education if a student is suspected of having a disability. The committee arranges for an evaluation of the student’s abilities and needs. Based on the evaluation results, the committee decides if the student is eligible to receive special education services and programs. Parents are members of this committee.
For more information on these services, please call the Pupil Personnel Services Dept. at 439-8886. You can also request a copy of Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21: A Parent’s Guide by contacting PPS.


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