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The Special Education Department is committed to ensuring that special education remains a service to those who need additional supports and never becomes a place where our students feel isolated or excluded from opportunities within our school’s community.

The goal of the William Floyd Special Education Department is to promote every student’s academic, physical, social and emotional growth in a safe, nurturing environment, as well as providing students with an opportunity to develop all facets of their character to the fullest potential.

The Office of Special Education supports a full range of services to all children, ages 3 to 21, who display a need for instructional and behavioral modifications and supports in their academic settings. These students have been identified and evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act; PL.94‐142).

The Special Education Department will only offer these supports after general education interventions have proven unsuccessful. When students are displaying acute difficulty in school, despite attempts at remediation through research based early intervention services, school personnel or parents can submit a request for an evaluation to the building principal or directly to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) via our office.

Parents and early childhood educators who are concerned with a preschooler’s development should review the information provided on our website on developmental milestones. After reviewing this information, if a concern is still present, a request for evaluation can be presented to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) via our office.

Upon the receipt of a recommendation from an educator or referral by a parent, the Special Education Office will contact parents to get their consent prior to conducting any evaluations, under guidelines of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education (CSE). These evaluations 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 these evaluations may or may not include classification of the child as a student with a disability.

All parents should review the Parents Guide to Special Education, Procedural Safeguards, Informed Consent and other helpful information, which are provided on our website. If additional information on programs or other opportunities that are available to our students is needed please contact your child’s home school or the Special Education Office at (631) 874‐1133 for assistance.


Special Education News

A photo of Gina Fumai, a special education mathematics teacher at William Floyd High School

WFHS Special Education Teacher Earns Nat’l Teacher Certification

Gina Fumai, a special education mathematics teacher at William Floyd High School, recently became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), a certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). NBCT is a rigorous and voluntary certification process that
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Students and staff are pictured with SCPD officers at a food drive to help support local families in need this Thanksgiving.

William Floyd Giving Thanks

Students and staff in the William Floyd School District participated in several donation and food drives to help support the local community outreaches and food pantries this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!
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