Plainedge Public Schools
Plainedge Public Schools

Office of Special Education

Bridget Murphy

Bridget Murphy

Director of Special Education

Phone: (516) 992-7480

The Plainedge School District operates one of the most comprehensive special education programs in New York serving over 400 students with disabilities.

Plainedge has a comprehensive special education program with a warm, nurturing, and dynamic atmosphere. Our policies and procedures ensure that student’s right to a “free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment” is available for all students with a disability from the ages of three through twenty-one.

Plainedge teachers and staff are dedicated to maintaining a level of excellence and outreach to ensure that each student with a disability receives specialized instruction and related services.

Part-time and full-time special ed services are tailored to the needs of each student. Special education teachers work cooperatively with general education teachers to achieve a learning environment with the least restrictions.

For students who need additional support, we provide an in-district Life Skills Program to enable them to achieve the highest level of independence and acquire the skills necessary to be successful individuals and life-long learners.

Whenever possible Plainedge educates their students within the District. By educating students in-district, students with disabilities maintain neighborhood friends and are able to participate in everyday school life such as sports, chorus, music, and art.

The policies and procedures of Plainedge‘s Special Education Department are overseen by the Board of Education and regulated by New York State and Federal laws.

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Congratulations to our spring student-athletes for committing to pursue their athletic dreams at the collegiate level! This achievement reflects their dedication, hard work, and excellence on and off the field. 🏅🎉 #weareplainedge #plainedgeproud #athletics #sports
📚Embark on an extraordinary literary adventure with Plainedge School District’s Summer Reading Program: “The World Belongs to Those Who Read.” With an engaging “around-the-world” theme, this program was designed in a collaborative effort by our district school librarians and offers a diverse range of reading activities tailored to different age groups, from grades K through 12. Each student participates using a unique reading “coloring sheet,” filled with exciting challenges and interactive activities.

Our district's mission is to cultivate a love of reading, enhance literacy skills, and keep the joy of learning alive all summer long.
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On behalf of Plainedge Public Schools and the Board of Education, we wish you all a Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the holiday celebrating our beautiful country! 
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On Thursday evening, we had a memorable graduation ceremony for the Plainedge High School Class of 2024.

Alina Ronayne, the Senior Class President, along with Salutatorian Lucas Marotta and Valedictorian Ahmed Hamdan, delivered speeches urging their peers to embrace their passions, remain authentic, and focus on their future aspirations.

Principal Iocco, Senior Class Advisor Christine Malloy, Board of Education President Dr. Lynnda Nadien, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Salina also offered congratulations and words of encouragement to the graduates.

As we celebrate their graduation from Plainedge, we eagerly anticipate their return to their alma mater and look forward to witnessing their success in the next chapter of their lives!
No matter where you go from here, this will always be your home. ❤️
🌟 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁! 🌟 
Join the Plainedge Fitness Center team as a Student Fitness Ambassador! 
🔴This opportunity is open to all current 11th or graduating 12th grade PHS students. 
🔴Priority will be given to students enrolled in our Certified Personal Training Course and student athletes.
🔴Applicants will also need to submit two letters of recommendation from a Plainedge High School administrator, teacher, coach, or club advisor.
Don't wait—submit your application today and seize this chance to make a difference! 
🔴Summer and school year evening positions available. 
🔴Interviews will begin in July - estimated start date July 15, 2024.
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Plainedge Public Schools are closed today June 19, 2024  for the Juneteenth holiday.
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