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Special Education


Katie Swanson
Director of Special Education
607-758-4100 ext 2215

Karen Harvey-Stearns
Executive Secretary

Alisha Bulger
Sr. Keyboard Specialist

Gwen Barbato
District CPSE/CSE Chair 
607-758-4100 ext. 7108

Stephanie Eddy
Sr. Keyboard Specialist


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 Consent to Release Confidential Information One Time Consent for Medicaid Claiming  Access to Independence Community Resource Guide Preschool Parent

Staff Resources 

Forms Special Education Procedures Guide Testing Accommodations Guidance Document Preschool Forms
& Procedures



Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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