Welcome to the Pupil Personnel Services Office
Click here for a directory of the administration and special education staff in the District.
Information for Parents
Click here for information about our district's special education services.
Click here to see the New York State Education Department's Guide to Special Education for Parents.
Click here to see the NYS Education Department's list of the rights of parents of students with disabilities.
Ideas That Work - Resources for preparing children and youth with disabilities for success.
Boys Town - This site has a variety of resources for parents on a range of topics.
Click here for a brief guide to the process of referring a student for special education services.
Helpful Links for Teachers
Reginald McDonald, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Darcy Rabideau, Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Lisa Smythe, Office Assistant to the Directors of Pupil Personnel Services
Tami LaRocque, Office Assistant to the Directors of Pupil Personnel Services
Karen Vanier, CSE Home School Coordinator
We can be reached at 518-483-9487; we are located at Franklin Academy in room 410.
If you have concerns about a student, the first step is to speak to the administrator at the building where the student is located. There is an Instructional Support Team (IST) process in each building. It is the District’s goal to resolve as many concerns as possible before referring a student for special education services. Once it is determined that a student needs services we strive to provide those services in the general education setting.
Please see the referral section to the left for more information.