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Ellen Sheehan
Director of Special Education

Donna Alberts

299 Bury Drive
Solvay NY 13209
P:  (315) 484-1412
F:  (315) 468-7037


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."


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