Child Find Notification
The Panama Central School District Child Find Policy requires that all children below twenty-one (21) years of age residing within the district, who have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, and who are in need of special education and related services be identified, located and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulations and state standards.
Children might have deficits in behavior, communication, cognitive abilities, physical development, sensory development, hearing and social- emotional abilities. If you suspect that your child might have a disability, please contact the Student Services office at 782-4423.
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What is CPSE?
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PANAMA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Committee on Pre School Special Education
All Children with disabilities ages 3-5 are eligible to receive special education services as determined by the Committee on Preschool Education. The CPSE is a decision-making committee who determine eligibility and the appropriate level of services for preschool children. The committee is made up of individuals from:
The committee determines the appropriateness of services for preschool children, which may include:
All preschool children suspected of having a disability must be given an evaluation that is very detailed (even if the only concern is speech). The evaluation includes:
Who is eligible: A preschool student having a significant delay in one or more functional areas related to:
Frequently asked questions:
Is it possible for my child to receive related services (Speech, OT or PT) while attending Panama’s UPK Program?
Since the UPK program is only two and a half hours a day, it would be more beneficial for your child to receive his/her services at a time that does not conflict with preschool.
Why can’t the Panama School staff (speech, OT and PT) evaluate and provide services for my preschool child?
Preschool Special Education Services are under the direction of both the County of Chautauqua and the Panama Central School District. A child’s services are paid for by the county and arranged for by the school district. The county provides the district with an approved list of evaluators and providers. Our PCS providers do not work for the county and therefore are not on this list.