Special Education

Sample Meeting Notice -
Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Sample CPSE Meeting Notice - Word word document(47KB)

Date: September 7, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith
24 Orchard Street
Anytown, NY  12345

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian of Peter Smith  

Student’s DOB:  12/16/07   Local ID Number:  09876

We have scheduled a CPSE meeting to discuss your child's educational needs.  Your participation in this meeting is very important and you are encouraged to attend.  As a member of the CPSE, you have a right to participate in discussions and decisions about the identification, evaluation and educational placement of your child. The meeting has been scheduled for the following date, time and location:

Date: Monday, September 17,  2010

Time: 9:00 a.m.


Room 26,  Anytown High School
16 Chestnut St.
Anytown, NY  12345

Purpose of this meeting:

To review the results of Peter’s initial evaluation.
To determine eligibility for special education programs and/or services.
To develop an initial individualized education program (IEP).

Names and titles of the persons who will attend the meeting:



Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith Parents
Ms. Kate Johnson District general education pre-K teacher
Mr. Daniel Morrisy Speech and language therapist
Dr. Steven Fuller

District representative(Chairperson)

Ms. Sandra Southerland Additional parent member
Ms. Louise Tanner Municipality representative

If your child is transitioning from early intervention (EI) services, and this is your child’s first CPSE meeting, you may request that we invite an EI representative to this meeting by contacting Caroline Applebey at (123) 456-7890.

You have the right to invite other individuals who you determine to have knowledge or special expertise about your child.  Please notify us in advance of the names and titles of any individuals you have invited to the meeting.

In addition to you, another parent of a student with a disability enrolled in a preschool or elementary level education program will be a member of the CPSE, unless you prefer that no additional parent member be included.  You must notify us, in writing, of your intent to decline the participation of the additional parent member.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in this meeting notice or if the scheduled date, time or location of the meeting is not convenient and/or if you need assistance understanding the special education process, please contact Caroline Applebey at (123) 456-7890.  If you are unable to attend but wish to participate in this meeting, please contact us to discuss alternative means of participation, such as a conference telephone call.  You may also address the CPSE in writing. We look forward to your participation in this important meeting.


Dr. Richard Givens
Pupil Personnel Director

Last Updated: November 16, 2010