The Whitesboro Central School District serves a population of approximately 40,000 people and includes the rural, suburban and urban areas in the towns of Whitestown, Schuyler, Deerfield, Marcy and Trenton New York.
The Special Education Department at the Whitesboro Central School District serves over 500 students with disabilities from ages 3 through 21 in programs both in and out of the district. Certified and professional staff members provide services to students that are identified in the New York State Commissioner’s Regulations. For the 2019–2020 school year, the Whitesboro Central School District has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum to address the specific needs of this student population.
The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based instructional method that is structured, sequential, multisensory and cumulative. The curriculum explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and other learning differences how to read, spell, write and comprehend. PRIDE Reading Program is currently being implemented by school districts across the United States with great success.
For more information on professional development workshops, Orton-Gillingham teacher trainings, and structured literacy curriculum for school districts, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 3.