Special Education


Katherine Adams
Director of Special Instructional Programs and Pupil Services (SIPPS

167 S. Fourth Street
Fulton NY 13069
Room 105

P: (315) 593-5520
F: (315) 593-5519

 Clerical Support

Brenda Fuller
(315) 593-5520

Laurie Jordal 
(315) 593-5521

Nancy Reich
(315) 593-5916

Fulton City School District is committed to providing all students with a free and appropriate public education. 
In order to meet the needs of a diverse population, the district provides a broad complement of supplementary
aids and special education services.

Special Education consists of specifically-designed instruction for students (ages 3-21 years) who are identified
by either the district Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education
(CSE) as having a disability which interferes with learning.  The CPSE and CSE are multidisciplinary teams of
parents and professionals responsible for determining eligibility, coordinating evaluations, and recommending
programs or services. The district also provides the same or similar services for students who may be
considered eligible for 504 (ADA) supports.

The committees, appointed by and responsible to the Board of Education, hold meetings on a regular basis to
respond to initial referrals.  The district is committed to identifying children with disabilities and providing
necessary, appropriate services and support within the least restrictive environment. If you suspect your
child has a disability,please talk to your child’s teacher or contact your building principal.

In addition, all children receiving special education services are entitled to a review at least once yearly. 
The purpose of this annual review is to recommend the continuation, modification, or termination of the
provision of special education programs and supports.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend
these annual reviews, typically held at the child’s school of attendance.

Please do not hesitate to call the SIPPS (Special Instructional Programs and Pupil Services) office with
any questions.

Katherine Adams