IDEA Monitoring Process

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.
The outcome of the IDEA Monitoring review activities should provide valuable information for school districts' planning process to improve results for children with disabilities, including implementation of special education processes and services/supports for students with disabilities. OEC’s review process is designed to assist school districts in:
  • reviewing implementation of federal and state requirements;
  • setting and meeting high expectations as evidenced through improved results for students with disabilities.
The intent of the IDEA Monitoring process is to maximize the use of resources that will result in better academic, social and post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities and to meet regulatory requirements.

Click here for the list of the 2017-2018 District Reviews.

Below are guidelines and forms used in the process:
2017-2018 IDEA Monitoring Process Guide
Record Review Tool
District’s Self-Review Summary Report
Corrective Action Plan/Strategic Improvement Plan

As part of the IDEA Monitoring process, OEC holds a public meeting in the district to describe the review process. In addition, there will be an opportunity for parents, guardians and other members of the public to share any comments with OEC regarding the district’s special education program.  Below are the current notices of public meetings: 

Belmont-Harrison Career Center​ Public Meeting Notice
Happy Hearts Public Meeting Notice
Horizon Science Academy Public Meeting Notice
Summit Academy - Youngstown Public Meeting Notice

The following are summary reports of OEC's review findings:
Ashtabula Summary Report
Belmont Harrison Summary Report
Horizon Summary Report
Lake County Summary Report 
Summit Academy Youngstown Summary Report
Summit ESC Summary Report

Last Modified: 7/3/2018 12:38:32 PM