Pupil Personnel

The Office of Pupil Personnel Services in the Comsewogue School District provides special services to students in the areas of Special Education, Section 504 Accomodations, Special Instruction, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Vision and Hearing Services, Other Related Services, Educational Evaluations, and Homebound Instruction.

When students fail to respond to school instruction and intervention, school personnel or parents can submit a request for an evaluation to the building principal or directly to the Committee on Special Education (CSE). Parents and early childhood educators who are concerned about a preschooler’s development can submit a request for evaluation to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). The evaluation, under CSE or CPSE, will include any procedures, tests, assessments, or observations given to determine whether the student has an educational disability and is eligible for special education and/or related services. Recommendations from this evaluation may or may not include classification of the child as a student with a disability.

Homebound Instruction is provided to students on a temporary basis when a student is unable to attend school for a prolonged period (at least two weeks) because of a short-term disability. Medical documentation must be attached to the request form, which can be obtained in and submitted to the main office in each building.

For further information please contact the Office of Pupil Personnel Services at 474-8127 or send an e-mail to anilsen@comsewogue.k12.ny.us.

Our Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) President for 2013-2014 is Mary Degnan-Dorney.

Click here for the SEPTA Homepage

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Please note that if school is closed due to inclement weather, all CSE and CPSE meetings will be cancelled and rescheduled. If there is a delayed school opening due to inclement weather, please note that all meetings prior to the times listed below will be rescheduled:

District Office: 10:30

CHS: 9:10

JFK: 9:36

Boyle and Terryville: 10:15

Clinton and Norwood: 11:00
Audrey Nilsen     District Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services     474-8127
Audrey Nilsen District Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services 474-8127
Florence Wandel     Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services    474-8127
Florence Wandel Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services 474-8127