Become a SEPTA member today!

The New York State PTA on-line membership portal is now online!  To join SEPTA, please click on this link:

You can pay your dues in one of three ways.

  1. Pay online using the NYS Membership portal, above
  2. Bring a check to the first SEPTA meeting, on Oct 6. (You can do this even if you join online using the portal.
  3. Send your check to SEPTA, ℅ Caroline Elementary School, 2439 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, NY 14881

Or you can join at the first SEPTA meeting on Oct 6.

Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo Fundraiser

Our next Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo Fundraiser is Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at Ithaca Tractor Supply, 378 Elmira Road, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  Order at the truck or call to place a pick-up order! (6O7) 433−5996 *phone orders until 4pm*.

Ithaca SEPTA Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy

The SEPTA Executive Board adopted two policies on 2/13/15, a Code of Conduct and a Social Media Policy.

Our hope is that, with these policies in place, our organization will be able to run more smoothly and move forward in our mission of education, support, and advocacy.

Past Events

June 30, 2016

At the last SEPTA meeting of the year new officers for the 2016-2017 year were elected.  Douglas Long was elected as President, Amy Jo DeKoeyer was elected as Vice-President, Lauren Loiacono was elected as Secretary and Kathryn Griffiths was re-elected as treasurer.  The budget for the 2016-2017 was also passed.

Monday, May 9th

Our guest speaker was be Mary Noe, Associate Academic Dean, St. John’s University. Mary has been a New York State Impartial Hearing Officer in Special Education for over fifteen years and will spoke about the special education process, parent rights and responsibilities, and what should happen in a CSE meeting to avoid the need for an impartial hearing.  Her presentation  was extremely informative.  Thanks Mary!

April 5, 2016

We had a lively discussion with Dr Brown and several members of the school board about new initiatives in education, particularly as they related to special education.  Also, we heard from Amanda Verba about the ICSD budget.

March 14, 2016

Matt Landahl gave a report from the district on the Special Education Survey Results.  For the remainder of the meeting we heard from local service providers about available services of interest to special education.  Thanks to the representatives from the Racker Centers, The Family Navigators, The Village at Ithaca, Family Support Network, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Autism Support Group, Autism Support Group, ICSD, and Challenge Industries telling us about their great programs!

November 19, 2016

At this meeting we heard from Matt Landahl, ICSD Deputy Superintendent, and Lee Ginenthal , who presented on the ICSD Inclusion Plan.