Special Services Office

  • The goal of the District’s special education program is to maximize the academic and functional achievement of all students with disabilities. The following objectives will guide the program’s practices:

    • To ensure the establishment of procedures to implement the provisions of the Part 200 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
    • To maintain the committee on preschool special education and the committee on special education to ensure the evaluation of students suspected of having a disability, to recommend appropriate educational supports and programs, and to monitor student progress.
    • To provide a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one or until a high school diploma has been awarded.
    • To ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunity to be involved in and progress in the general education curriculum to the maximum extent appropriate.
    • To provide the resources necessary for the implementation of a continuum of programs and services to meet the academic, social, physical and management needs of students with disabilities.
    • To ensure the confidentiality of personally identifiable data, information or records pertaining to a student with a disability.
    • To ensure that adequate and appropriate space is made available to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Office Staff

  • Mrs. Amy Burnham
    Director of Special Services
    (585) 786-8000 ext. 3402 or 3403

    Shirley Campbell
    (585) 786-8000 ext. 3403

    Mrs. Donna Mager
    (585) 786-8000 ext. 3402


     Office Fax: (585) 786-2833

  • Areas of Responsibility

    • Committee on Special Education Chairperson (CSE)
    • Committee on Preschool Education Chairperson CPSE)
    • Intake and process both CSE and CPSE referrals to special education
    • Arrange for and oversee special education placements as a result of Committee determinations, both in and out of district placements
    • Oversee the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs (IEPs)
    • Develop and monitor IDEA 611,619 and CPSE Grants
    • Process all special education state reporting information
    • Oversee all students who are McKinney-Vento eligible