The Department of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) for the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District works throughout the year to meet the needs of students identified with an educational disability and supported by an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). We make every effort to educate our students in the least restrictive environment as possible, although at times, that may require an alternate setting. Ultimately, it is our goal to assure that all students exit our programs with the ability to (as independently as possible) be an integral and productive member of their community.
Supports are provided for eligible students beginning at age three through high school commencement or the year in which the student turns age 21. We work with the Onondaga County Department of Health to provide programs and services for children ages 3-5, who qualify under the Committee on Pre-School Special Education. A continuum of services is provided for the vast majority of our students, K-12, within district programs. A small percentage of our students require more intensive support than can be provided within our district. Therefore, we work collaboratively with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES to identify the most appropriate program to meet the student’s needs, and utilize the BOCES programs that are available to us.
It is the goal of the Jamesville-DeWitt CSD to ensure that each student attains the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary, not only for life long learning, but also for becoming a cooperative, self-directed, productive, independent, caring citizen through outcome based programs utilizing a variety of effective teaching strategies and methods in a safe, supportive environment.
Please review the links of resources to assist you with your questions. If you have additional questions/concerns about your child ages 3-21 regarding their development of academic, social, emotional or physical skills please contact the Pupil Personnel Services office.
Tracey Menapace, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
901 Nottingham Rd
Jamesville, NY 13078