Committee on Special Education Membership | Policy 7612

The Board of Education shall appoint a Committee on Special Education (CSE) comprising the following members:

Committee on Special Education (CSE) Membership

a) The parent(s) of the child;
b) At least one regular education teacher of such child (if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment);
c) At least one special education teacher, or where appropriate, at least one special education provider (i.e., related service provider) of such child;
d) A representative of the School District who is qualified to provide, or supervise the provision of, specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities who is knowledgeable about the general curriculum and about the availability of resources of the District;
e) An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results, who may be a CSE member selected from the regular education teacher, the special education teacher or provider, or the School District representative described above;
f) At the discretion of the parent or the District, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate;
g) Whenever appropriate, the student with a disability;
h) A school psychologist;
i) A school physician, if requested in writing at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting by the parents, the child, or the School District; and
j) A parent of a child with a disability residing in the District, provided that the parent shall not be employed by or under contract with the School District.

Subcommittee on Special Education Membership

a) The parent(s) of the child;
b) At least one regular education teacher of such child (if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment);
c) At least one special education teacher, or where appropriate, at least one special education provider (i.e., related service provider) of such child;
d) A representative of the School District who is qualified to provide, or supervise the provision of, specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities who is knowledgeable about the general curriculum and about the availability of resources of the District;
e) An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results, who may be a member described above;
f) At the discretion of the parent or the District, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate;
g) Whenever appropriate, the child with a disability; and
h) A school psychologist, whenever a new psychological evaluation is reviewed or a change to a program option with a more intensive staff/student ratio, as set forth in Section 200.6(f)(4) of the Regulations of the Commissioner, is considered.

Education Law Section 4402
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 200.2(b)(3) and 200.3
20 United States Code (U.S.C.)
Sections 1400-1485,
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Sections 300.342-344

Adopted 11/22/99