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.
Revised Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities effective July 1, 2014
The Office for Exceptional children sent district 2014 Special Education Determination emails to superintendents and special education contacts on Wednesday, June 25.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs issued state determinations on Wednesday, June 25. Ohio is one of 36 states receiving a determination of “Needs Assistance.”