As part of New York State (NYS) mandates, NYS will be seeking parental input regarding parent involvement and special education services within the district. A random sample of parents will be selected from students that are receiving special education services in all education settings such as Buffalo Public Schools, Pre-schools, Agencies and Charter/Non-public. Completed surveys will be confidential and parent responses will be submitted directly to a third party for review. It is important that if a survey is received that it is completed and submitted so we can continue to improve special education services and parent involvement within BPS.
Como parte de los mandatos del estado de Nueva York (NYS), NYS buscará la opinión de los padres con respecto a la participación de los padres y los servicios de educación especial dentro del distrito. Se seleccionará una muestra al azar de padres de entre los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en todos los entornos educativos, como las Escuelas Públicas de Búfalo, Prescolar, Agencias y Chárter / No Público. Las encuestas completadas serán confidenciales y las respuestas de los padres se enviarán directamente a un tercero para su revisión. Es importante que, si se recibe una encuesta, se complete y envíe para que podamos continuar mejorando los servicios de educación especial y la participación de los padres dentro de las escuelas públicas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Vanessa Guerra al 816-4747 o con Lizarelis Ali al 816-4736 para información en español.
Staff DirectoryAssistant Superintendent of Special EducationKim HoelscherSchool 12/ Math Science Technology School 19733 Ash Street 14204/646 East Delevan firstname.lastname@example.orgDirector--Instructional ProgramsRobyn TateMath Science Technology School 197--Room 132646 East Delevan Avenue email@example.comDirector--Committee on Special EducationMath Science Technology School 197--Room 132646 East Delevan Avenue 14215716-816-3152Supervisor--Special Education PlacementErin BarrenSchool 1233 Ash Street firstname.lastname@example.orgSupervisor--Committee on Special EducationNicole DoneganMath Science Technology School 197--Room 219646 East Delevan Avenue email@example.comSupervisor--Committee on Special EducationDr. Jennifer L. Hodgson, Ph.DMath Science Technology School 197--Room 219646 East Delevan Avenue firstname.lastname@example.orgSupervisor--Instructional ProgramsMelanie Koch-BenhamMath Science Technology School 197--Room 221646 East Delevan Avenue email@example.comSupervisor--Instructional ProgramsDr. Toni Mixon, Ph.DMath Science Technology School 197--Room 221646 East Delevan Avenue firstname.lastname@example.orgSupervisor--Related Services and MedicaidDeanna RiveraMath Science Technology School 197--Room 219646 East Delevan Avenue email@example.comSupervisor--Staffing and Instructional ProgramsKatie WilbertMath Science Technology School 197--Room 221646 East Delevan Avenue firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecial Education CoachesMath Science Technology School 197, Room 131646 East Delavan AvenueBuffalo, New York 14215Anita Martell716email@example.comMelanie Flynn716firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecial Education Department Clerical StaffLiz AliCommunity Education Leader716email@example.comLaVerne M. LeeAdministrative Assistant716firstname.lastname@example.orgLaura LavisAccount Clerk Typist716email@example.comKelly WaldraffSenior Stenographer716firstname.lastname@example.org
The Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department will be nationally known for systematic implementation of practices that produce substantial gains in self-advocacy, specially designed instruction and appropriate instruction for career development and work-based learning.
The BPS Special Education Department supports students and families by providing an educational foundation that enables students to think, communicate, and apply skills in the real world.
This web page provides information on a variety of topics relating to special education for parents, students and the BPS community.
Each one of our schools has a Student Support Team (SST). The SST is a group of educational professionals who assist parents and staff when a student experiences difficulties in school. SST members include a Psychologist, Social Worker and School Counselor, and others.
Our Student Support Team is a problem solving team that:
- generates ideas that will help students succeed in school,
- suggests specially designed instruction for students resistant to traditional teaching and /or classroom management techniques
- assists with implementation of academic &/or behavior interventions intended to promote student's success in school.
Contact the Student Support Team by calling the main number at the school. There are posters in the main office of every school with contact information!
Committee on Special Education - CSE
Every school has a CSE Chairperson that facilitates the process to ensure compliance with Federal and State Regulations. Contact the school to contact the CSE Chair.
If you are a resident of this school district and you have placed, or are considering placing, your child who has a disability or is suspected of having a disability in a nonpublic school for which you would be paying tuition, the letter available below contains information important for you to know.
CLICK HERE to download the letter to Parents who place their Children in Nonpublic Schools.