Special Education

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District is responsible for providing special education services to all resident students who qualify for such supports. These services are coordinated by the district’s Special Education and Student Services departments, which include the district’s Committees for Special Education at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels.

Special Education and Student Services also oversee the district’s counseling and mental health services for all resident students.

Questions about your child’s growth or development?

BKW staff use Response To Intervention (RtI) to determine a classification of “learning disability” for students. Response to Intervention is a thorough form of evaluation that includes some formal testing, as well as other means of determining the best supports for children that are having difficultly learning.

If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, please contact your building principal to schedule an Instructional Support Team meeting. In some cases, interventions can be determined at this meeting so your child can receive immediate assistance based on the what is being seen by teachers and other school staff.