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Special Education Program

Jodi Cahill, Ed.D. - Director of Special Education
Phone: 631.791.4241
Fax: 631.476.4428

The purpose of Special Education is to address the unique needs of students with disabilities while also providing equal access to opportunities for further education, employment and independent living.   The Office of Special Education provides the children of the Port Jefferson School District, who are identified as students with a disability by the Committee on Special Education, with services to meet their varied needs within a Free and Appropriate Public Education.   Our goal is to provide a meaningful and rewarding education for all students that is focused on student achievement and acquisition of the skills needed for post-secondary success.  While the Committee on Special Education (CSE) makes a recommendation to the Board of Education based on a multi-disciplinary evaluation, it does so with the involvement of the parent(s) and student, whenever possible.  A strong home-school connection is important for students of all ability levels.

For more information about the Special Education referral and evaluation process, you may access the Parent’s Guide to Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 at

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SEPTA 2021-2022 General Membership Meeting Dates

Saturday, October 16, 2021