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Special Education

Welcome to the Tully Special Education Department

Cristy Bobbett


Tully Central School District Special Education Department works throughout the year to meet the needs of students identified with an educational disability and supported by an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). We make every effort to educate our students in the least restrictive environment as possible, at times, that may require an alternate setting. Ultimately, it is our goal to assure that all students exit our programs with the ability to (as independently as possible) be an integral and productive member of their community.  
Support is provided for eligible students beginning at age three through high school commencement or the year in which the student turns age 21. We work with the Onondaga County Department of Health to provide programs and services for children ages three-five, who qualify under the Committee on Pre-School Special Education. 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 each 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 models will exemplify the district's mission:  “To create an open, caring and supportive atmosphere where every student is nurtured in the development of a respect and thirst for lifelong learning and personal dedication to the pursuit of excellence.”
We welcome you to contact us at (315) 696-6221 if we can assist you in anyway.
Cristy Bobbett, Director of Student Support Services (Special Education)

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If you have any questions/concerns about your child ages 3 - 21 in regard to development of academic, social, emotional, or physical skills, please contact:

Cristy Bobbett
Director of Student Support Services
Tully Central School District
20 State Street
Tully, NY 13159
School Closings or Delays
1 Hour Delay: CSE/CPSE/504 meetings scheduled to begin before 9:00AM will be cancelled & rescheduled by our office

2 Hour Delay: Meetings scheduled to begin before 10:00AM will be cancelled & rescheduled by our office

Closing: All meetings will be cancelled & rescheduled by our office

Transportation for Students with Special Needs in BOCES programs
When Tully School District is closed for students due to inclement weather, busing to special education BOCES programs will also be cancelled that day for the safety of all of our students. 

Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education
Want to know what to expect when your child transitions from Early Intervention (EI) to Preschool Special Education (PSE)? Or want to know the difference between EI and PSE? Join us for this FREE webinar on Oct. 20, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Please be sure to register!

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