Claudetter Gerald, Director of Special Education
Office Location: 20 Chestnut Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Main Office Phone: 845-563-8520, Fax: 845-563-8529
Pre-K Testing Site: 845-563-8507
The NECSD is dedicated to the goal of improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities and their families. Students with disabilities are identified through a referral and evaluation process as defi ned through the Part 200 Regulations of New York State.
Once identified, students are eligible to receive supports and services designed to provide access to the general education curriculum. As required by law, supports and services must be provided in the least restrictive environment possible in which a student can realize educational benefit.
In the event you suspect your child may be struggling academically, please contact the principal of the school your child attends and request a meeting to discuss possible interventions. Once interventions are provided and progress is appropriately monitored, a referral to the Committee on Special Education may be completed.
If you have any concerns about a preschooler with a disability, feel free to call 563-8510. If you have a concern about a school aged child with a disability, please call 563-8520.