Special Education

In accordance with federal and state regulations,the Oceanside School District provides appropriate special education services to students with educational disabilities. Any parents who suspect that their child may have an educational disability may make a written referral to their school’s principal or to Debra Kienke, Executive Director of Special Education, Oceanside Schools, 145 Merle Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572.

The law concerning special education is known as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The New York State Education Department’s parent handbook can be found in both English and Spanish at

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Oceanside School District does not discriminate against students with disabilities. The District provides appropriate accommodations for students who have a mental or physical disability that results in a substantial limitation of a major life activity. Parents who suspect their child may be eligible for accommodations under Section 504 may make a referral to the building principal or District 504 Coordinator, Debra Kienke, 516-678-1217.

Before referring a student who is not currently enrolled in the Oceanside School District, the parent/guardian must contact the Central Registration Office at 678-6238 to arrange an appointment. Forms and other details are available under School Registration.

Parents of children under age 3 may contact Early Intervention at the Nassau County Department of Health: (516) 227-8661.

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