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2/6/2014

Calamity Days and Timelines

Reminder: Calamity days do not excuse districts from their obligations to meet federally defined timelines.


2/6/2014

Deafblind Child Count

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) is conducting the 2013 census beginning on Jan. 6 through Feb. 15, 2014. 


1/22/2014

Amendment to Whose IDEA Is This?

As a result of the change to prior written notice (PWN) requirements outlined in Memorandum 2013-1 issued on Dec. 20, 2013, an amendment was needed to Whose IDEA Is This? The Memorandum to Amend Whose IDEA Is This? must now be distributed anytime Whose IDEA Is This? is provided to parents until notice of a revised parent procedural safeguards notice is made available for dissemination.


1/17/2014

Revised Waiver Guidance and Application

The Service Delivery Rule in the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities provides requirements for determining service provider workloads, ratios of students with disabilities to service provider and the age range of students within a classroom during an instructional period. 


1/17/2014

School Discipline Guidance Package from US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), released on January 8th a school discipline guidance package that will assist states, districts and schools in developing solutions to enhance school climate, and improve school discipline policies and practices.


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