When issues of concern are brought to ODE’s attention regarding a district’s implementation of IDEA, a Selective Review may be conducted.
A selective review is individually designed for the district related to the issues presented. The purpose of the selective review is to determine compliance with federal and state laws for serving students with disabilities; and to assist LEAs in resolving specific issues or concerns.
LEAs may be scheduled for a selective review for one or more of the following reasons:
- random selection;
- Education Management Information System (EMIS) and other data that suggest irregularities in the LEA’s special education process;
- patterns of repeated and/or systemic complaints and due process hearing requests about special education services.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) will conduct selective reviews and provide summary reports of their findings and the corrective actions required. See below for the list of districts involved in selective reviews, along with guidelines and forms needed during the 2016-17 selective reviews:
The following are summaries of OEC's review findings:
Youngstown City Schools Selective Review Summary Report
As part of the Selective Review 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.
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