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 Office for Exceptional Children developed a comprehensive monitoring system for continuous improvement and implementation of IDEA. 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.

The outcome of the IDEA Monitoring Process provides 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. 

2022-2023 IDEA Monitoring Reviews

2022-2023 IDEA Monitoring Review Process Guide

Below are forms and guidelines districts will use during the IDEA Monitoring Review process:
Corrective Action Plan
Data Analysis Guiding Questions
Self-Review Summary Report
Record Review Guide
Record Review Comment Form 
Record Review Tally

Below is the list of districts selected for an IDEA Monitoring Review for the 2022-2023 school year:

IRN District SST Region Review Date
Week of
013249 Academy for Urban Scholars Youngstown 5 9/26/2022 Mahoning
044222 Lima City 6 10/10/2022 Allen
143644 Sciotoville Community School 15 11/7/2022 Scioto
069682 East Guernsey Local 12 12/5/2022 Guernsey
051722 Wayne County Career Center 9 1/23/2023 Wayne
149088 Fairborn Digital Academy 10 2/6/2023 Greene
061903 Adams County Ohio Valley Local 14 2/27/2023 Adams
044081 Winton Woods City 13 3/13/2023 Hamilton
047894 Riverside Local 4 3/27/2023 Lake
046847 Amanda-Clearcreek Local 11 5/1/2023 Fairfield

Parental Input

As part of the IDEA Monitoring Process, educational agencies are required to inform parents of the monitoring review through a notice of review letter provided by the Department. The Department also provides the educational agencies a recorded presentation overview of the monitoring process to post on their website.  The notice of review letter and the presentation provide parents with Department contact information to submit general comments or concerns regarding the special education program and services provided by the educational agency. Parents have up to 30 calendar days after the review date to submit comments to the Department. Below are the current notices of review letters for parental input which contain links to the recorded presentation:
Academy for Urban Scholars - Youngstown

Lima City School District
Sciotoville Community School
East Guernsey Local School District
Wayne County Schools Career Center 
Fairborn Digital Academy 
Adams County Ohio Valley Local
Winton Woods City School District 
Riverside Local School District
Click here for a transcript of the recorded presentation

2021 IDEA Monitoring Reviews

2021 IDEA Monitoring Process Guide

Below are OEC's summary reports of the monitoring reviews conducted in 2021:
Goal Digital Academy
Ohio Valley Educational Service Center
Zanesville City School District
Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio

2019-2020 IDEA Monitoring Reviews 

2019-2020 IDEA Monitoring Process Guide

Below are OEC's  summary reports of the onsite reviews conducted during the 2019-2020 school year:
Achieve Career Prep Academy
Alternative Education Academy (OHDELA)
Ashtabula Area City
Barberton City
Bridge Gate Community School
Buckeye Central Local
Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. City
Crestline Exempted Village
Dayton City
Mason Run High School 
North College Hill City
Paint Valley Local
Richmond Hts. Local
Trimble Local
Warren City
Wildwood Environmental Academy 


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