Special Education Department

OUR MISSION

  • The mission of the Massapequa School District Special Education Department is to provide the highest level and quality of academic instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to all students who have been identified as a student with a disability.

    Any parent who suspects that their child may have an educational disability may make a written referral to their school’s principal or to Dr. Jordan McCaw, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services.

    The law concerning special education is known as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The New York State Education Department’s parent handbook may be found in both English and Spanish at:

    www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/ parentsguide.pdf

    www.p12.nysed.gov/specia ed/publications/policy/SpanishParentGuide.pdf

    In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Massapequa School District provides appropriate accommodations for students who have a mental or physical disability that  results in a substantial limitation of a major life activity. Parents who suspect their child may be eligible for accommodations under Section 504 may make a referral to the building principal or District 504 Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti.

    The New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 may be found at:
    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/procedural-safeguards-notice.htm

Special Education Supervisors & Chairpersons

Contact

  • Dr. Jordan McCaw
    Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051
    jmccaw@msd.k12.ny.us

     

    Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti
    Executive Assistant for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools

    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051
    jmazzottaperretti@msd.k12.ny.us 

     

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