Special Education

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    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 office with any questions.

Contact Us

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

    Volney Elementary
    Room 19
    2592 State Rt. 3
    Fulton, NY 13069

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

    Clerical Support:

    • Brenda (Fuller) Vaughn
      (315) 593-5520
    • Laurie Jordal
      (315) 593-5521
    • Nancy Reich
      (315) 593-5916