Reminder - Comment on the Draft Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities
It is with great enthusiasm that the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) announces that Ohio has been awarded the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) for 2012 through 2017.
Senate Bill 316 established a new requirement related to students with disabilities that becomes effective on September 24, 2012. Per Ohio Revised Code Section 3323.052, each time a school district completes an evaluation for a child with a disability, or undertakes the development, review or revision of the child’s IEP the district shall notify the child’s parent by letter or electronic means about both the Autism Scholarship Program, under section 3310.41 of the Revised Code, and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, under Sections 3310.51 to 3310.64 of the Revised Code.
House Bill 96 signed by Governor Kasich in December 2011 requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a pilot project involving school districts to provide early screening and intervention services for children with risk factors for dyslexia.
The Caseload Ratio Study is a competitive grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) that began in the fall of 2010 for local educational agencies (LEAs) to create alternative plans for caseload ratios of the service providers to students with disabilities.