Special Services


Michelle Mailhot, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services

Office Fax #:  (716) 635-4684

Mrs. Sandra Shear, School Age Secretary

phone #:  (716) 631–7476 
Office Fax #:  (716) 635-4684

Ms. Kathy Pattison, Preschool Secretary

phone #: (716) 631-7433
Office Fax #:  (716) 635-4684

Areas of Responsibility

  • Committee on Special Education Chairperson (CSE)

  • Committee on Preschool Education Chairperson CPSE)

  • Intake and process both CSE and CPSE referrals to special education

  • Arrange for and oversee special education placements as a result of Committee determinations, both in and out of district placements

  • Oversee the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs (IEPs)

  • Develop and monitor IDEA 611,619 and CPSE Grants

  • Process all special education state reporting information

  • Oversee psychologists, speech therapists, OT/PT, counselors and nurses

Nonpublic School Special Education Services

New York State Education Law 3602-c states that if a parent, guardian or legal custodian of a student with a disability wishes to have his or her child receive special education programs and services while enrolled in the nonpublic school, the parent or guardian or legal custodian must file a Dual Enrollment letter with the Special Education Office for special education services with the school district of residence on or before June 1 preceding the school year for which such services are requested.