Special Education

Student Assembly


Lisa-Marie Carter
Director of Special Education

Oswego City School District
1 Buccaneer Blvd.
Oswego, New York 13126

P: 315-341-2014
F: 315-341-2914

The Special Education Department at the Oswego City School District is committed to strive for excellence for students with special needs by building collaborative relationships with families, making decisions  based on individual student needs, and utilizing the most recent research based practices . The Special Education Department is student centered and focused on preparing students for their best future. 

The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education has completed a Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Oswego City School District during the 2016-2017 school year. This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. The NYSED review was conducted by the Special Education Quality Assurance  (SEQA) Central Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, interviews of parents and staff surveys. Meetings of the committee on special education were also observed.  

In addition, the Special Education Department also reviewed, internally, our practices, protocols, and processes regarding discipline of student with disabilities and made adjustments to these processes to ensure that the procedural safeguards are implemented fully. Some of the key adjustments include revisions to our tracking mechanisms for initial and re-evaluations (ensuring that they occur within prescribed timeframes), ongoing monitoring of discipline data to ensure that students exhibiting challenging behaviors have appropriate supports and services, and revision of the process for manifestation determination meetings as well as parental notification of disciplinary changes in placement, as appropriate.



Staff Information
Oswego City School District Special Education Information
Vocational Rehabilitation
Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)
Exceptional Family Resources
NYSED Parent Resources
NYSED Part 200 Regulations
Resource for students with Learning Disabilities
Special Education in Plain Language Guide
Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center


Procedural Safeguard Notice
Mandated Reporter Manual