The goal of the District is to provide a model learning center where students will grow from one stage to another and to develop those skills and talents which permit the individual to succeed in the pursuit of his/her goals and ambitions in an ever changing society.
It is the philosophy and practice of the Greenburgh Central School District to provide educational programs and services to meet the nature and extent of the severity of the child's disability and special needs. Placements outside of the general class are only determined after careful consideration of the provision of supplemental aids and services.
The Greenburgh Central School District utilizes a variety of services, spanning the range from regular education with supplemental support services to provision for private residential settings for the severely and profoundly disabled.
It is our practice that each special education student be educated in the least restrictive environment. Every student needing special education programming/services must be provided such services with minimal displacement from his/her regular classroom situation. For example, students will not be placed in special education classes if their needs can be adequately met through the provision of support services within the mainstream.
We believe that students and their parents must be viewed as active participants in the planning process. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the educational process. It is the school's responsibility to inform parents of their rights. Parents must give their consent for formal evaluation by the school and should be invited to participate in any conferences held on behalf of their child. Further, parents must be provided with written notice regarding the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) determinations.