Committee on Special Education (CSE)

  • The role of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) is vital to the compliant and successful implementation of the Committee on Special Education (CSE), Sub-Committee on Special Education (Sub-CSE), or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process.  

    CSE members have had critical responsibilities regarding the education of students with disabilities. The CSE process is governed by federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act) and implemented by New York State as the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 and 201 and sections of NYS Education Law. 

    It is the primary mission for the CSE teams to ensure that all students are able to access, participate, and progress within the general education curriculum.  Additionally, students with disabilities must be guaranteed Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). 

    Before a student is recommended for evaluation by the Committee on Special Education (CSE), he or she is provided supports and interventions in the general education program and response to intervention is carefully documented.  Response to Intervention (RtI) is an early intervention system to prevent lack of educational benefit and long-term academic failure.