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Special Education

In accordance with federal and state regulations, the West Islip School District provides appropriate special education services to students with educational disabilities. Any parent/guardian who suspects that their child may have an educational disability may make a written referral to their school’s principal or to the Director of Special Education.

The Special Education Office provides a full range of services to all children ages 3 to 21 who have been identified and evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act; PL.94-142).  

If you have concerns regarding your child, the Special Education Office can be reached at 631-930-1550.


Director of Special Education - Jeanne Dowling

Assistant Director of Secondary Special Education and Out of District Placements - Gail Daugherty

Assistant Director of Elementary Special Education - Lindsey Ednick