The data used for the federal child count this year will be October 31. This is 30 days earlier than the previous snapshot date, and the October 31 date will align with other child counts required by state and federal law.
District reporting requirements for student data will not be affected by this change. The only data change will be the date that the Ohio Department of Education uses to extract the student data used for the count. IEPs that were due to be reviewed near the former December 1 reporting date will still be effective on October 31.
The revised Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities became effective on July 1, 2014. The Office for Exceptional Children has provided a brief Summary of Changes to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities. For the complete rule text, refer to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities or the Ohio Administrative Code.
On June 4, the Ohio General Assembly passed the Mid-Biennium Review, which contains a variety of key education measures. This analysis, prepared by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, includes summaries of the provisions that will become law when signed by Gov. Kasich. The column “As Reported by Conference Committee” represents the version that was passed by the General Assembly June 4.
Information for Special Education Directors about NIMAS and AIM from CISAM
The Ohio Department of Education has recently redesigned its entire website, including the Special Education section.