Special Education at Genesee Valley

  •  Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the school year. The office will be closed on school holidays.

    What is Special Education?

    Special Education refers to specially designed individualized instruction or special services or programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. If students are suspected of having a disability, they are referred to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). If your child is eligible to receive special education services and programs, the Committee develops and implements an Individualized Education Program (IEP), which is based on initial evaluation results. If the student is ineligible, they may qualify to receive a 504 Plan.

    The Committee determines a student’s placement, ensuring that students are provided services in Least Restrictive Learning Environment (LRE). The Committee will meet on an annual basis to review the IEP. In addition, a reevaluation will be completed once every three years to review the student’s need for special education programs and services and to revise the IEP (as appropriate). Parents are an important part of this process, and your involvement is encouraged! Please contact us if you have any further questions, comments, and concerns.

     

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Tracie Bliven

Interim Director of Special Education
Committee on Special Education Chairperson
Committee on Preschool Special Education Chairperson
504 Coordinator

Contact
tbliven@genvalley.org
(585) 268-7904

 

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Brianna Bouge

School Pyschologist

Contact
bbouge@genvalley.org
585-268-7900, 1125

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Linda Burdick

CSE/CPSE Secretary

Contact
lburdick@genvalley.org
(585) 268-7913

  • Notice of Census

    In accordance with New York State regulations, the Genesee Valley Central School District will be conducting its’ Annual Census between August 1, 2021 and October 1, 2021. The purpose of this census is to identify and ensure accurate records with regards to students in the District who have handicapping conditions. If you have a child, or know of child, eligible to attend preschool or public school and they have/are suspected of having a handicapping condition please contact the Genesee Valley Office of Special Education. Please be prepared to provide the name of the family, age of the child and contact information. After we contact you, census forms may then be mailed.

    Megan Retchless
    Director of Special Education