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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The City School District of New Rochelle contracted with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to review the school district's special education programming and services. As part of its review, PCG gathered input from parents/guardians/caregivers of students receiving special education services. PCG has issued this report with recommendations for the school district's consideration. 

Statement from CSDNR on PCG report: 

"The Special Education Review comes at a key moment for our school district and community. We are grateful to PCG and to the dozens of families, staff, and students in our community who contributed to this review," said Superintendent Jonathan P. Raymond. "The findings, and more importantly, the recommendations in this review serve as a guide and a blueprint for the improvements that are urgently needed to serve our students with disabilities and their families. While I note the successes and changes we have begun to implement, the ongoing efforts to make systemic improvements will take significant investments of resources, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and the collective will to come together and do whatever is necessary for our students, whose gifts and talents are extraordinary and who deserve to achieve their highest potential." 

To read the Final Review: Click Here


 The mission of the Department of Special Education is to improve the quality of life of students with disabilities and their families by developing and disseminating essential skills, and competencies through teaching, collaboration and service.  To the greatest extent possible

Through the coordinated efforts of members of the school community, faculty and staff will embrace individualized practices to ensure that inclusion, instruction and integrative activities aimed at achieving post-secondary goals.


The Committee on Special Education (CSE) serves children between the ages 5-21 who are eligible for special education age services. Referrals to the Committee on Special Education may be made by district staff or parents.   If you suspect that your child may have a disability that requires specialized instruction, you are encouraged to refer your child, in writing to the Committee on Special Education.

The special education department provides a range of supports and services for students who have been identified as having a disability according to federal and state guidelines. Students with disabilities are provided individualized special education programs which can include: related services, assistive technology, and accommodations/modifications in the general education classroom and/or the special education setting.  All programs are developed using a team that includes general and special education staff, families and the student.

For children between the ages of 3 and 5, special education services are recommended by the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

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