Special Education Protocols

The District will continue to adhere to every aspect of the two-year Special Education Plan submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  The District policies, practices and procedures for assuring appropriate educational services and due process in evaluation and placement of students with disabilities will be maintained.

Lynbrook UFSD considers in-person services a priority for high-needs students with disabilities, i.e. students enrolled in certain special and Career Development Program (CDP) classes, and will offer them daily in-person instruction in both our secondary and elementary schools to the greatest extent possible if the other students are in a hybrid model.  

Whether services are provided in-person, remote, and/or through a hybrid model, students will receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent/with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those providing special education and services mandated by their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

All programs and services will be offered and provided to students with disabilities as documented on their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), including required communications with parents, such as IEP progress reports.   

Lynbrook UFSD will offer meaningful parent engagement in the parent’s preferred language or mode of communication regarding the provision of services to his/her child.

The District will continue collaboration between the committees on preschool special education (CPSE) and committees on special education (CSE) and program providers representing the variety of settings where students are served to ensure there is an understanding of the provision of services consistent with the recommendations on/individualized education programs/(IEPs), plans for monitoring and communicating student progress, and commitment to sharing resources.

The District will continue to ensure access to the necessary accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services, and technology (including assistive technology) to meet the unique disability related needs of students.