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10/1/2012

April Siegel-Green First Recipient of the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award

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. 


10/1/2012

Validation of Child Count for the First Full Week of October 2012

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.


9/24/2012

Required Parent Notice of Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities

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.


10/1/2011

Revisions in Procedures and Guidance for Ohio’s Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities

List of changes to the Guidance Document in October 2011.


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