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Special Education


Katie Swanson
PreK-6 Supervisor of Special Education

Kathryn Reynolds
6-12 Supervisor of Special Education

Karen Harvey-Stearns
Executive Secretary

Kylie LaFever
Keyboard Specialist

Keri Austen-Hines
Keyboard Specialist


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Special Education services.  As a department, we provide a wide range of services that allow students meaningful access to the general curriculum.  We collaborate with caregivers, families, community partners, teachers, social workers, school psychologists, and educational leaders to offer specially designed instruction, and free and appropriate education to children based on their individual needs.  To learn more about special education services, please contact us at 607-758-4100.


Parent Resources 

Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) New York State Education Department
Special Education Publications for Parents
Procedural Safeguards Notice Parents Guide to Special Education
504 Accommodations Office of CIvil Rights
Family Connections Workshop Series 17-18
Consent to Release Confidential Information One Time Consent for Medicaid Claiming  

Staff Resources 

Forms Special Education Procedures Guide Testing Accommodations Guidance Document    



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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