Special Education

Sample Meeting Notice - Committee on Special Education (CSE)

Sample CSE Meeting Notice - Word word document (44 KB)

Date: January 15, 2010

Mrs. Mary Jones
400 Old Main Terrace                 
Anytown, NY  23456

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian of Anne Smith  

Student’s DOB:  3/9/2000   Local ID Number:  99708

We have scheduled a meeting of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) 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 Committee, 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 January 29, 2010

Time: 2:30p.m.

Room 39, Anytown Middle School
43 Main Street
Anytown, NY  23456

Purpose of this meeting:

To determine the continuing eligibility for special education services for Anne.
To review and, as appropriate, revise Anne’s individualized education program (IEP)

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



Mrs. Mary Jones Surrogate Parent
Ms. Santiago 5th grade general education classroom teacher
Mr. Lewis Special education teacher
Ms. Thornton District representative (Chairperson)
Ms. Montrose Additional parent member
Ms. Timberlake Speech therapist of the student
Ms. Moriarity School Psychologist

If postsecondary goals and transition services will be considered at this meeting, your child will be invited to the meeting.  In addition, a representative from the following agency/agencies likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services will be invited with your consent, or the consent of your child if he/she is 18 years of age or older.

Not applicable

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.

For a CSE meeting:  In addition to you, another parent of a student with a disability will be a member of the CSE.  If you prefer that no additional parent member attend this meeting, you must notify us, in writing, that you decline the participation of the additional parent member.  You may also request that the school district include the participation of the school physician in the CSE meeting.  This request must be made in writing at least 72 hours (three days) before the meeting.

For a Subcommittee meeting:  A Subcommittee of the CSE includes the same members as a CSE, except that the additional parent member, the school physician and under certain circumstances, the school psychologist, are not members of a Subcommittee.  If you disagree with any recommendation made by a Subcommittee, you may request, in writing, that the Subcommittee refer the matter to the CSE.

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.  We look forward to your participation in this important meeting.


Dr. Richard Givens
Pupil Personnel Director            

Last Updated: May 2, 2011