The Utica Shale Academy, located within Southern Local Schools in Columbiana County, is about to graduate its first student. Austin Sadler, the only senior in the academy, completes high school in several months with a diploma and three certifications for the oil and shale industry: Rig Pass, which is for safety; Drilling Instructors Training; and Well Controlled Certification.
Ohio school districts are working to improve their services for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
As you may have heard, EMIS has made two changes that affect special education reporting, and an additional change is expected later this year.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has announced a program, The Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program (OHAAP), that provides assistance to families with children under twenty-one years of age with permanent hearing impairments to purchase hearing aids. Families with incomes at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.
OLAC recently launched two new webinars facilitated by Brian McNulty: Moving the Work Forward through OPES and Moving the Work Forward through OTES.