April Siegel-Green, Director of Exceptional Children for Chardon Local Schools in Chardon, Ohio since 2007 was presented with the inaugural Kathe Shelby Leadership Award by Sue Zake, Director of the Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education, at Ohio’s Special Education Leadership Conference Award luncheon on September 23, 2012. Other nominees for the Award were also honored at the luncheon.
County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD) must validate their child count for the first full week of October 2012. The information from this report is critical to funding calculations. Please complete and return the documents no later than Friday, October 26, 2012.
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.
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.
List of changes to the Guidance Document in October 2011.