Committee on Special Education

The Committee on Special Education (CSE) is a multidisciplinary team that identifies children in grades K-12 with special education needs. Prior to the initial eligibility meeting of the CSE the student participates in a comprehensive evaluation. Students are eligible for special education services if the Committee determines that there are significant weaknesses in learning that impact classroom performance and the student’s ability to access the general education curriculum. The Committee must determine eligibility based on the following disability classifications: autism, deafness, deaf blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, learning disability, intellectual disability, multiple disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment including blindness.