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Ellen Sheehan
CSE Interim Chair

Eileen Sgarlata

299 Bury Drive
Solvay NY 13209
P:  (315) 484-1412
F:  (315) 468-2755
new SEPTEMBER 2017:
The Committee on Special Education is in need of parent representation to meet the mandated membership for meetings.
This individual must be a parent or guardian of a student with a disabling condition residing in this district.
Responsibilities of a parent representative include being trained on the Committee on Special Education, including the role of the parent member, confidentiality, continuum of services for students with disabilities. A parent member will be asked to attend CSE meetings when attendance is requested (72 hour advanced notice).

If interested please contact our CSE office at 315-484- 1412.

new SEPTEMBER 2017:
The Committee on Special Education is in need of a surrogate parent.
A surrogate parent is a person who is appointed to act in the interests of an exceptional student who does not have a parent who can make educational decisions.
The surrogate parent works with the school to plan the child’s special education services.
Responsibilities of a surrogate parent include representing the child in all matters about the identification, evaluation, educational placement and the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child. The surrogate must have the knowledge/skills to represent (speak for) the child.
In addition, the surrogate cannot have any interests which conflict with the interests of the child he or she represents, i.e. cannot be employed by the school district.

If interested please contact our CSE office at 315-484- 1412.
Solvay Union Free School District Special Education Department proudly works with the Onondaga County Department of Health to provide programs and services for qualifying children ages 3-5. A continuum of services is provided for the vast majority of our students, K-12, within district programs. A small percentage of our students require more intensive support than can be provided within our district. Therefore, we work collaboratively with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES to identify the most appropriate program to meet the student's needs, and utilize the BOCES programs that are available to us.

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 that progress and the student's present levels of performance, goals are re-established and then it is determined what program and services are required to meet those IEP goals. At times, regular education support programs may also be the most appropriate level of support for students with disabilities.  

Our program exemplifies the District's mission to "...develop conifident continual learners who are caring community members."






Solvay Union Free School District
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111


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