Parent Meeting

Understanding CDOS and Ending the Silence – May 14, 2015

Kingston City School District and the Kingston Special Education Parent Group will be hosting two presentations on Thursday evening May 14, 2015.

Understanding the NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential

Thursday May 14, 2015  6-7:30pm

M. Clifford Miller Middle School room #130

NAMI Ending the Silence

A presentation by Tina Lee of NAMI, for parents of Middle School and High school students

M. Clifford Miller Middle School room #132

RSVP for either presentation to

Click sped flyer May 14 2015 for details.


Many parents and teachers have concerns regarding the CDOS.

  • Open letter to the Members of the Board of Regents on CDOS – June 2014
  • High school diploma options too narrow – lohud May 11, 2015
  • KCSD board members Robin Jacobowitz and Danielle Guido both spoke at Meet the Candidates Night tonight of the fact that the CDOS, as it currently exists, is NOT an adequate replacement for a diploma for special education students who are not able to earn the score they need to ‘pass’ the Regents tests (which has been made even harder to achieve now by Common Core).

2 thoughts on “Understanding CDOS and Ending the Silence – May 14, 2015”

  1. YES!!!! thank you for doing this! We need this type of rally here in poughkeepsie ! Any advise how to start???

  2. Hi Suzanne,
    This is Michele from the Kingston SEPG. Does your district have a SEPTA? You can contact Joyce Hawk directly as she is a presenter and she can help you put together a forum.

    Joyce M. Hawk
    Outreach Coordinator,
    Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center
    Phone: (845)891-1305

    Good luck!

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