Special Education Services



    The Wheatland-Chili Central School District offers special services for children with learning, physical, and emotional difficulties which interfere with their ability to learn. No discrimination against any person with a disability will be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the Wheatland-Chili Central School District. The District recognizes its responsibilities under Public Law which require it to identify and evaluate children ages 3-21, and, if a child is determined to be eligible, to provide access to free appropriate educational services.

    The Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education are multi-disciplinary district committees which review all student referrals for special education support. Final recommendations are made to the Board of Education. An appeal procedure exists to give due process rights to parents and children.


    Mary Vito, Director of Pupil Services

    Director of Pupil Personnel Services:

    Mary Vito

    940 North Road

    Scottsville NY 14546

    Phone: (585) 889 - 6259

    Fax: (585) 889 - 6217

    Email: Mary_Vito@wheatland.k12.ny.us


    Procedural Safeguard Notice

    A copy of the latest version of the Procedural Safeguards is attached below or contact our office at 585-889-6249 and a copy will be available for your review.

    Go here to read on the NYSED.gov page about the Changes to the New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21



    Mission Statement:
    The Wheatland Chili Central School District Special Education Department is committed to
    providing individualized educational support in the least restrictive environment. We seek to
    foster self-reliant and confident life-long learners that become responsible and productive
    citizens in a diverse and changing world. We strive to achieve this mission by collaboratively
    working with students, parents, educators and the community, fostering an inclusive culture
    within our schools and community.

    The Wheatland Chili Pupil Services department is responsible for collaborating and providing
    resources, programs and services to students and families in the district. Many of the resources,
    programs and services are required by various state and federal laws. All services and programs
    are an extension of the District's academic program and are developed to assure that all students
    have equal access to the curriculum.

    The Wheatland Chili Central School District believes in the potential of the entire student population, including students with disabilities.The Wheatland-Chili Central School District community is committed to academic excellence, which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society. This statement is based on the belief that all students can learn and grow and that all staff members will assume responsibility for student learning and the fostering of students’ social and emotional growth.

    The New York State Learning Standards establish high standards of learning for all students. The new standards apply to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are required to successfully complete the same general education course and examination requirements. We ensure our students are included in the preparation for post-school experiences, lifelong learning, and participation in a diverse world.