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Old 02-05-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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Hello All -

We are considering a move to Westchester County. We have a rising 3rd grader who has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, he also receives OT services for handwriting. We are looking for a public program that supports inclusion - we believe he will be best in an ICT classroom, as he is very bright but needs additional support.

We also have a daughter entering K, with no special needs. So, we are looking for a well-received special education program/ ICT class and a strong general education program.

We will move for the best program, but if we were choosing for town alone, we would look at:

Chappaqua
Hastings
Scarsdale

I'm also wondering if it's possible to live in one town, but get into a classroom in another town if it's the best fit?

Would appreciate the wise feedback of this board.

Thank you,
J6504
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Hello All -

We are considering a move to Westchester County. We have a rising 3rd grader who has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, he also receives OT services for handwriting. We are looking for a public program that supports inclusion - we believe he will be best in an ICT classroom, as he is very bright but needs additional support.

We also have a daughter entering K, with no special needs. So, we are looking for a well-received special education program/ ICT class and a strong general education program.

We will move for the best program, but if we were choosing for town alone, we would look at:

Chappaqua
Hastings
Scarsdale

I'm also wondering if it's possible to live in one town, but get into a classroom in another town if it's the best fit?

Would appreciate the wise feedback of this board.

Thank you,
J6504
I can only answer your last question. It doesn't matter what Town you live in with regard to public schools. It only matters which school district you live in. It is very important to pay attention to this when house hunting.

Your children can only attend the public schools offered by your district. They can not attend schools at other school districts. The only exceptions to this that I am aware of are these:
- you can pay tuition to the non-resident district, however very few districts permit this, and for those that do, the tuition is very high
- the child has a unique special need that can not be addressed at your home district, so you home district contacts with another district to educate the child. A bright child who can be in a "normal" classroom with just some assistance for ADHD and OT probably is not the type of situation where one district subs out a kid to another district. It would be something that can be adequately handled locally - which is not necessary the same thing as it being handled exactly like you would want it to be. That being said, I think the ICT concept is fairly prevalent in area schools.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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I've heard chappaqua is one of the better sd for iep kids..
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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Hastings was not good. A lot of lumping of kids in with different issues just to take them out of the mainstream.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses!

One follow-up...

Anyone have any input on Pelham?

It's been recommended as a good option for ADHD IEP's.

Thanks!
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