Special Education

Office of Special Education 

 2011 Timber Lane
 Dayton, OH 45414
 (937) 275-7469

Contact this office regrading special education, speech, and psychological services.

The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. A link to the settlement is below. To be clear, our District is not a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community: 

Notice of Opportunity to Object to Student Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Children with Disabilities

Ohio school districts are required to provide free appropriate educational services to all children in their attendance area, ages 3 through 21, who are determined to have a disability. Disability, in this case, means such conditions are hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical impairments, other health impairments, autism and traumatic brain injury. 

Schools are required to provide evaluations to determine if a child has such a disability. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, contact your local school district for more information. 

Federal Programs Info

October 22, 2012
 Dear Parent or Guardian,
 On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education (USDE) granted the Ohio Department of Education a waiver of several provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The purpose of this letter is to explain how parts of the ESEA Flexibility waiver under Title 1, Part A of NCLB relate to your child’s education.
Notice to Parents
Under Title 1, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to notify parents of any of their schools or the district itself were identified for improvement. This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to send a letter out to notify parents of School or District improvement status.
Public School Choice
Under Title 1, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified to be in improvement status the opportunity to attend another public school not so identified. Districts were required to provide or pay for the provision of transportation to the transfer school. This provision has been waived, and districts are no longer required to offer this option.
 Students taking the Public School Choice option during the 2011-2012 school year are allowed to remain in the transfer school until they complete the highest grade in that school. However, the district is no longer responsible for providing or paying for transportation.
 Supplemental Education Services
Under Title 1, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified for improvement, Year 2 or higher the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES), free tutoring services using external providers.
 This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to offer SES. In the place of SES, districts are required to set aside 20% of the Title 1 funds to expand learning time. At John H. Morrison & at Timberlane Learning Center, the 20% set aside funds will be used to provide an extended day supplemental education program in reading in grade 3 and a summer reading program in grades K-2.
 Additional Information concerning Ohio’s ESEA flexibility waiver application and other waiver provisions can be found on the ODE website (ODE Web Site Waiver Provisions) and the USDE’s flexibility webpage (
http://www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility). If you have further questions you may also contact either of us at our respective schools.

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