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Meeting the Needs of Special Needs Students

The West New York School District has received word from the New Jersey State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ that the district Meets Requirements regarding the implementation of federal and state education requirements for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007. 

According to the NJOSEP, the “West New York School District demonstrated correction of all noncompliance during its last on-site special education monitoring/verification visit and through other general supervisory activities.” 

Among the factors for the NJOSEP’s determination for FFY 2007, which ran from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, were the district’s General, Supervision: including monitoring, targeted reviews, complaint investigations, verification, other oversight activities and data submissions; Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment; and Disproportionality.    

We continue to work hard to meet the needs of our students with special needs and meet the indicators, which reflect the progress of all out students,” said Beverly Lazzara, director of Special Services.

Listed below are some of the indicators used by the NJOSEP:  

  • Whether the NJOSEP needed to provide ongoing oversight as part of its general supervision, to facilitate progress of the local district in correcting noncompliance
  • Whether the local district was identified for “Significant Disproportionality” of specific racial/ethnic groups with regard to eligibility, placement, and/or disciplinary determinations, as indicated in its IDEA ’09 grant notice
  • Whether the local district was identified for the 2007-2008 self-assessment process based on the percentage of students with disabilities educated in separate public and/or private special education settings
  • Whether the local district’s data submissions were received by the NJOSEP in a timely manner