Special Student Services
All children who are educationally disabled are entitled by law to special education and/or related services that will meet their needs. Special Education assures that each student will have a free and appropriate education. It provides classified students with teachers specially trained in individualized teaching techniques, the use of special materials and the adaptation of standard materials.
In East Ramapo, we offer a full continuum of services to our classified students. Special Education programs are provided in various types of settings throughout the district. Placement is the location that has been determined to be the least restrictive environment for a given student.
Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
Dr. Dovid Berkowitz
Supervisor, Clinical Services
Supervisor, High Schools
Director of Special Education, K-8
Dr. Liz Cohen
Supervisor, Case Management and Non-Public Schools
Coordinator, Health Services
Committee on Special Education (CSE)
Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
Return to School Plan
In keeping with these guidelines issued by the State Education Department, along with the Department of Health, ERCSD has identified the following programs to return “in-person” during Phase 1 of our roll-out, with a start date of September 16, 2020:
- Kindergarten through Grade 8 - 8:1:2, 12:1:2, 12:1:4, 12:1:1 classes
- Kindergarten through Grade 3 - 15:1 classes
- High School, Grades 9 through 12 - 12:1:2 Specialized Programs
*Other populations of Special Education Students will follow the general phases
Have a question for our Special Student Services Team?
If you have any questions about whether or not your child falls into the category of those who will begin “in person” on September 16, 2020, please call 845-577-6040 or your child’s school. Additionally, you can submit your questions through this Google Form.