The Special Education Department at the Oswego City School District works throughout the year to meet the needs of students identified with an educational disability and supported by an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). We make every effort to educate our students in the least restrictive environment as possible. We strive for excellence for students with special education needs by building collaborative relationships with families, making decisions based on individual student needs, and utilizing the most recent research based practices. Our department is student-centered and focused on preparing students for their future.
Support is provided for eligible students beginning at age 3 through high school commencement or the year in which the student turns 21. We work with Oswego County to provide programs and services for children ages 3 - 5, who qualify under the Committee on Pre-School Special Education. A continuum of services is provided for the vast majority of our students, K-12, within district programs. A very small percentage of our students require more intensive support than can be provided within our district. Therefore, we work collaboratively with the CITI BOCES to identify the most appropriate program to meet each student's needs, and utilize the BOCES programs that are available to us for these.
The Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) meets at a minimum, annually, to review a student's progress based on the IEP goals. Based on progress and the student's present levels of performance, goals are re-established and services and supports needed to progress toward these are determined.
P: (315) 341-2014
F: (315) 341-2914
Parents and Guardians:
We are excited to share with you that the Special Education Department is using Frontline to send IEPs, evaluations, consents, and reports at this time. You will receive an email (to the email on file with the building) from the address: no-reply@frontline email address. The subject line and document will indicate who created it and who it came from. The link is secure. There is a user guide linked on this page for your reference.
CSE Meetings: At this time, all CSE meetings will be held by phone conference for all participants
Committee on Special Education meetings scheduled on days when there is either an emergency closing or inclement weather will be held as follows:
- Two (2) hour delay:
- K-6: meetings scheduled at or after 10:30am will be held at scheduled times. All meetings prior to 10:30am will be rescheduled.
- 7-12: meeting will be rescheduled
- Emergency closing for the whole day (i.e. emergency or snow day):
- K-12: all meetings will be rescheduled
During the 2020-2021 school year, the District completed a self review of our data as related to the suspension of students with disabilities during the 2019-2020 school year. This review included an internal review of our practices, protocols, and processes regarding the discipline of students with disabilities. As a result of this review, the District made adjustments to these processes to ensure full compliance with State regulations. Specifically, the District adjusted the internal protocol for suspending students with disabilities to ensure that parents and guardians are provided with suspension letters no later than the day of suspension. Should you have questions about this review, please feel free to reach out to our office at (315) 341-2014.