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Wednesday March 22nd, 2023
Sandy Creek Central School District

Sandy Creek Central School District

Special Education

Sandy Creek is dedicated to the philosophy of inclusion. The original model of inclusive service delivery was piloted at the middle school level in 1989. By 1995, all students needing special education supports were being included in general education classrooms. Although the program has experienced various philosophical and structural challenges since its inception, it has evolved.

• Two basic tenets have provided the foundation on which the program is built and have driven decision-making process for all students. When a student arrives at the door, the teachers and staff at Sandy Creek assess strengths and needs and begin to develop a plan for how they will bring the tools to the student to move him or her ahead with their same age peers, rather than look at where the student might be "sent."

• Sandy Creek looks at inclusion as a right to which the student is entitled, not something the student must earn. While the teachers and staff admit that is often a tough road to navigate and challenges regularly appear, they hold true to the notion that if you remember to return to your basic tenets you will eventually succeed and conquer even the most demanding obstacles.

For more information visit the NYSED Website on Special Education @

Do you suspect abuse or maltreatment?
Contact: OCFS website
Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.