Special Education

Special Education

  • The objectives of the Oriskany Central School Special Education Programs are reflective of the intent of IDEA, and are aligned with the regulations of the Commissioner of Education as set forth in Article 89 of the New York State Education Law. The purpose of special education is to provide a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for students under the age of twenty-one identified as having educational difficulties. Special Education is intended to address individual academic, social, physical, and management needs as identified by a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Specialized instructional strategies and materials are used to individualize instruction so that students with disabilities can benefit from the district’s programs.


    Oriskany Central School is committed to providing students with an inclusive education experience whenever possible.  Students not served in district have intensive needs that cannot be met within district programs and services.


    Our Contact Information: 


    Mrs. Denise Mazza

    Oriskany Central School District

    CPSE/CSE Chairperson/504 Coordinator

    Special Education Teacher

    Phone: 315.768.2048

    Fax: 315.768.2081

    Email: dmazza@oriskanycsd.org


    Mrs. Kathie Higgins

    CSE/CPSE/504 Secretary

    Phone: 315.768.2048

    Fax: 315.768.2081

    Email: khiggins@oriskanycsd.org