Special Education Services
146 Gettle Road, Station 1
Averill Park, NY 12018
Kate Dorgan, Director of Special Education
Kara Herrington, Assistant Director of Special Education
Linda Hastings, CSE Secretary - Elementary
Dorothy Surprise, CSE Secretary - Grades 6-8
Jane Kaarstad, - CSE Secretary - Grades 9-12
You are encouraged to contact this office with any questions that are not readily answered by this website. You may use call the office between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Preschool CPSE Office
146 Gettle Rd Station #1
Averill Park, New York 12018
Karie Mancino, Preschool Secretary
Kara Herrington, CPSE Chairperson
Parent Members are needed…. if you are interested, please contact the special education office or speak to the CSE Chairperson at your child’s annual review for more information.
School Delays & Closing
For any school delay, meetings scheduled before the start of school will be rescheduled. When school opens, mettings will be held as scheduled.
School Closed: all meetings are canceled and will be rescheduled
You will be notified of the new dates and times for all rescheduled meetings.
As part of its regular K-12 curriculum, the district supports an extensive program for students who have learning difficulties. There is also a comprehensive special education program for disabled students between the ages of 5 and 21.
To the greatest extent possible, Averill Park Central School District believes in educating children with disabilities within a normal school environment. Special programs are available to allow students to receive instruction tailored to their specific and unique needs.
Pupil personnel services seek to provide systematic aid to students with various types of problems - educational, vocational, health, social and personal. Pupil personnel services are designed to supplement and complement the instructional and administrative aspects of the educational process and are an integral part of this process. The pupil personnel staff consists of counselors, psychologists, nurses, resource teachers, speech therapists, and English as a second language, itinerant, home instruction, and bilingual teachers.
Through developmental, remedial, and preventive measures, pupil personnel staff members work with pupils, parents, and teachers to provide all students the most responsive educational program possible. Services are provided directly to pupils or indirectly through the parents, teachers, principals, or other community agencies.
Special Education Links