• Office of Special Programs
    54 State Street, Middleport, NY 14105
    Phone: 716.735.2025    Fax: 716.735.2027

    Special Education Administrator
    Mr. Douglas King 
    Ms. Sophia Brunner
    School Psychologists
    Mrs. Annette Smith
    Ms. Therese Lawson 


    The office of Special Programs is responsible for providing programs and services to district students who have educational disabilities. Students suspected of having an educational disability may be referred by parents or professionals to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).  The CSE or CPSE determines if an educational disability is present, and if so, what programs and services are needed by the student to make satisfactory academic progress.

    A student's special education program is tailored to meet his or her unique learning needs.  These are described in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which is the guiding document for special education teachers working with a student.  The district provides a variety of placement options and services, but placement is always made within the least restrictive educational environment feasible. Related services (i.e., occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language therapy, counseling) are provided if needed, and in conjunction with placement or on a stand-alone basis.

    Special education is an integral part of the Royalton-Hartland Central School District. In an effort to maximize student progress under instruction, the Office of Special Programs collaborates with parents, other districts, agencies, and the community at large as an educational partner.