Special Education

  • The Special Education Department provides a range of services to students who have disabilities. The department also provides support and training for parents/guardians of students with disabilities. Contact the Office of Student Services at (315) 781-0400 ext. 1402.

  • Services Available

    The Geneva City School District offers a continuum of special education services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, ages 3-21.  A range of programs is provided to allow each student an equal opportunity for instruction in the least restrictive environment as required by law.

    • Consultant Teacher Services:  Direct and/or indirect services provided to a school-age student with a disability in the student's general education classes and/or to such student's general education teachers.
    • Integrated Co-Teaching Services:  The provision of specially designed instruction and academic instruction provided to a group of students with disabilities and non-disabled students.
    • Resource Room Support:  A special education program for a student with a disability registered in either a special class or general education class who is in need of specialized supplementary instruction in an individual or small group setting for a portion of the school day.
    • Special Class:  A class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction in a self-contained setting.
    • BOCES Educational Program Placements:  BOCES provides programming and services to school districts, their students, parents and communities.
    • Speech and Language Therapy:  A program designed to improve speech and language skills and oral motor abilities.
    • Occupational Therapy:  A form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.
    • Physical Therapy:  The treatment of disease, or injury by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise.
    • Pre-School Services:  Early childhood education and care for children, and helping them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start school.
  • Referral

    A referral is a request to evaluate a child for a possible educational disability that requires special education services. Referrals may be requested by parents or school personnel. The written referral must be sent to your child’s principal or the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Director of Student Services, 101 Carter Road, Geneva, NY 14456.


    Information on the evaluation process, CSE/CPSE meetings, and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is available in our Special Education Guide for Parents.