IDEA Onsite Reviews

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, is required to ensure compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).  Further, Section 3323.02 O.R.C. requires the special education program of each school district to be operated in accordance with the procedures, standards, and guidelines adopted by the State Board of Education in order to receive state or federal funds for the district’s special education program.

OEC has conducted onsite reviews during the 2013-2014 for the following districts:

Nelsonville-York (summary report)

Switzerland of Ohio (summary report)

Record Review (updated docs)

OEC uses the following documents to conduct a review of records:

Child Find

Delivery of Services

Least Restrictive Environment


Fiscal Review

OEC’s Resource Management office is currently conducting fiscal desk audits. OEC has selected 40 school districts for these fiscal desk audits.  Click here for the list of districts.

Fiscal Desk Audit Tool

Fiscal Quick Reference for Districts

Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for Systemic Corrections

If a finding of non-compliance is identified in 30% or more of the records reviewed by OEC and substantiated through other data sources, the LEA is required to develop a corrective action plan that addresses identified areas of non-compliance and include improvement strategies to ensure correction.

CAP Form and Guidelines (for assistance creating an electronic signature for CAP submission, please click here)

Please note that OEC is transitioning to a results-driven accountability (RDA) review process. The outcome of the review activities should provide valuable information for school districts' results-driven accountability (RDA) planning process to improve results for children with disabilities. Once OEC has piloted and finalized the review process, materials will be available.

Last Modified: 4/15/2014 11:18:21 AM