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7632 - Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) Members

Policy: Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) Members Policy Number: 7632
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/20/2019 Date of Next Review: 05/18/2022
Replacement of Policy Number:  

The Board of Education shall appoint a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) whose membership shall include, but not be limited to, the following members:

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Membership

a)    The parent(s) of the preschool 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 of the child 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, special education and who is knowledgeable about general curriculum and about the availability of preschool special education programs and services and other resources of the District and the municipality (who shall serve as Chairperson of the CPSE)

e)    An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results, who may be a member of the team selected form the regular education teacher, the special education teacher or provider, the school psychologist, the School District representative described above, or a person having knowledge or special expertise regarding the student as determined by the District

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)    An additional parent of a student with a disability (may be a parent of a student declassified or graduated within the past 5 years), residing in the district or a neighboring school district is also a required member, if specifically requested by the parent of the student, the student, or a member of the committee, if requested at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

h)    For a child’s transition from early intervention programs and services (Infant and Toddler Programs), the appropriately licensed or certified professional from the County Early Intervention Program. This professional must attend all meetings of the CPSE conducted prior to the child’s initial receipt of services

i)    A representative from the municipality. Attendance of the appointee of  the municipality is not required for a quorum


The training of qualified personnel is essential to the effective implementation of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding the education of all students with disabilities. The Superintendent’s designee shall be responsible to the Superintendent for establishing administrative practices and procedures for training all District personnel responsible for carrying out the provisions of Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations as well as members of the committee on Special Education and members appointed by the Board of Education to the Committee on Preschool Special Education.

Education Law Section 4410
20 United States Code (USC) Sections 1400-1485
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Sections 300
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 200.2(b)(3) and 200.3

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080