The Special Education Department for Baldwinsville Schools is committed to providing the appropriate programming for students with educational disabilities based on their needs from age three through high school graduation or the year the student turns 21 years of age. Students have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) that is developed and reviewed regularly by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-school Special Education (CPSE). The student's individual needs are assessed and the intent of the district is to place each student in the least restrictive environment. Special education services are typically provided within our schools. However, if a student requires more intense programming than the district is able to provide, an alternative setting would be explored. In this situation, we work closely with Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES to select an appropriate program that is able to meet that particular student's needs.
The CSE and CPSE meet annually to review each student's strengths, needs, goals and program. The CSE or CPSE may be requested to convene at other times to amend or modify the IEP as needed. At the meetings new goals are established and program and services are determined. The Baldwinsville Special Education Department employs special education teachers, teaching assistants, job coaches and various related service providers. All staff receives ongoing professional development to assure that our students receive a quality and up-to-date education.
The district provides a Continuum of Services to meet the needs of the students. For those students who require more assistance, their services could be consultant teacher, resource room support, integrated co-teaching, or special classes. It is the responsibility of the CSE to discuss the student's present strengths and needs and determine the appropriate program on an individual basis. The programs vary by level based on the curriculum and the requirements of the present population.
It is the goal of the Baldwinsville School district that each and every student exits as a productive member of the community. All students should reach their potential and achieve all that they are capable of. The staff in Baldwinsville works collaboratively to assure that this is true for all students. Students with special needs are no exception - they all are a part of our educational community. For a complete review of all district policies, practices and procedures with regards to special education, please refer to the District Special Education Plan.
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School Support Services - Medicaid Compliance
Confidential Disclosure Policy
The New York State School Supportive Health Services Program Compliance Agreement, entered into on July 20, 2009, by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the New York State Education Department (SED) and the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) requires that the State and local school districts shall establish a confidential disclosure mechanism enabling employees to disclose anonymously any practices or billing procedures, deemed by the employee to be inappropriate, to the State's Compliance Officer. An employee of the SED, DOH, or any local school district, including New York City and, with respect to the Preschool Supportive Health Services Program, any county in the State, who believes that any practice or billing procedure related to Medicaid reimbursement of School or Preschool Supportive Health Services is inappropriate, may send information concerning such practice or billing procedure in writing to the State Compliance Officer by U.S. mail, courier service, email or facsimile transmission. Note that review and follow up will not be undertaken with respect to oral disclosures.
NYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
Division of Medicaid Audit - Self Disclosure
800 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12204-1822