Phone number (315) 218-2144
Fax number (315) 218-2189
Valerie DiFlorio, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services
Janet Brefka, Director of Special Education
Julie Darmody Latham, Director of Special Education
Andrea Kocik, Administrative Assistant
Beth Morison, Administrative Assistant
The North Syracuse Central School District offers a wide range of supports for those students who qualify for services under the Part 200 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The Committee on Special Education (CSE), upon review of all evaluative data, will determine the appropriate programs and services required for a student and will develop and approve an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students who meet the eligibility criteria for special education. It is the responsibility of the CSE to discuss the student's present strengths and needs and determine the appropriate program on an individual basis. The programs vary by level based on the curriculum and the requirements of the present population.
The New York State School Supportive Health Services Program Compliance Agreement, entered into on July 20, 2009, by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the New York State Education Department (SED) and the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) requires that the State and local school districts shall establish a confidential disclosure mechanism enabling employees to disclose anonymously any practices or billing procedures, deemed by the employee to be inappropriate, to the State's Compliance Officer. An employee of the SED, DOH, or any local school district, including New York City and, with respect to the Preschool Supportive Health Services Program, any county in the State, who believes that any practice or billing procedure related to Medicaid reimbursement of School or Preschool Supportive Health Services is inappropriate, may send information concerning such practice or billing procedure in writing to the State Compliance Officer by U.S. mail, courier service, email or facsimile transmission. Note that review and follow up will not be undertaken with respect to oral disclosures.
NYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
Division of Medicaid Audit - Self Disclosure
800 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12204-1822
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