Plainedge Public Schools
Plainedge Public Schools

Special Education

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.

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Pursuant to PL 99-457 and Section 4410 of the Educational Law, school districts are responsible for serving 3 and 4-year-old children with disabilities. If you suspect that your youngster has a disability or are referred by your doctor or a preschool professional, please call 516-992-7480.

The Plainedge School District offers a robust continuum of special education services to meet each student’s individual needs. These services include:

  • Resource Room
  • Consultant Teacher
  • Integrated Co-Teaching
  • Special Class – Regents Track
  • Special Class – Skills & Achievement Commencement Credential Track
Related Services

  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Parent Counseling & Training
  • Itinerant Vision Services
  • Itinerant Hearing Services
  • Behavior Intervention Services

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On behalf of everyone here in the Plainedge Public Schools Central Administration, and the Board of Education, we wish you all a Happy and Healthy Spring Recess II and Passover! We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and a reminder that on May 4th we will celebrate the Special Olympic Games at Plainedge High School! #springrecess #weareplainedge #plainedgeschools #plaindgepride #plainedgeproud
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🌍🤖Students coded their way through Earth Day challenges this morning at our amazing Student Robot Connection event at the Brian Moore Athletic Center. Thank you to our incredible STEAM Teachers, 5th graders, 8th graders, and high school volunteers who did a fantastic job serving as coaches for our 3rd graders!
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Congratulations to our student-athletes who have committed to further their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. This momentous commitment is a testament to their unwavering dedication, relentless effort, and outstanding achievements on and off the field. Congratulations to our athletes, their families, and coaches.
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Earlier this month Plainedge High School Seniors, Ashley Snyder and Safa Ghafoor competed over two rounds against 1000 students from across New York State. Safa earned 4th place in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair
Ashley Snyder wanted to explore the factors which might predict a patient being mistriaged in the emergency room. She found a dataset of anonymized patient data from an emergency room. She learned how to use machine learning – the same type used in large language AI models – to identify the patient complaints and diagnoses that were associated with mistriage. Ashley was able to demonstrate sex differences in complaints and diagnoses.
Safa Ghafoor wanted to examine whether reported disparities in organ transplants actually existed. Safa used a government database – OPTN – and built datasets organized by organ, sex, and race. She calculated a new measurement that normalized the resulting transplants to US Census data. Safa found that these new statistics showed that certain racial demographics received more or less organs relative to their proportion in the US population.

We are so proud of these two students for this outstanding accomplishment!
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