Conducts in accordance with Education Law, NYS Commissioner’s Regulations, and School District policy, the referral, evaluation, parent notification, individualized education program (IEP) development, placement, and annual and triennial review process.
Chairs the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and/or the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) with appropriate guidelines including the maintenance of agents and formal minutes.
Oversees and implements all components of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
In conjunction with the PPS Director, monitors all budgetary matters related to special education costs at the local, BOCES, State and Federal level.
Interprets and supports state, county and federal regulations.
Collaborates with principals, teachers, supervisors, and other relevant agencies.
Committed to creating a culture of equity and inclusion for all students.
Establishes regular communication links with building Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Teams, building administrators, county CSE chairs, consortium chairs, pre-school agencies, county agencies, BOCES, special education teachers, and related service providers.
Completes reports associated with Special Education.
Conducts meetings of the secondary special education faculty and staff.
Files, in a timely fashion, reports relating to the System to Track and Account for Children (STAC).
Confers with the principals in the coordination of state testing programs for CSE students.
Supervises and evaluates Teaching Assistants in conjunction with principals.
Confers with the principals in the review of testing needs, test score analysis and student performance.
Works with PPS Director to report test data to the state as needed.
Establishes linkages with various offices and agencies beyond the school that may provide specialized help to student and parents.
Provides continual professional development for PPS staff.
Provides coaching and professional development on regulations and instructional practices.
Performs other duties and tasks as directed by the Superintendent.
Minimum of five years of teaching/related field and administrative experience.
Certification as a New York State School District Administrator.
Expertise in strategic planning, decision-making and team facilitation.
Knowledge of Part 100, 200, 201 Regulations and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: 112
About Niskayuna Central School District
The Niskayuna Central School District enjoys an outstanding reputation for a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, student success, and alumni accomplishments. Our district is comprised of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a comprehensive high school in the towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park, and Colonie.
Our mission is to empower each individual to make responsible choices, meet challenges, achieve personal success, and contribute to a global society.