Annual Notice of IDEA Part B FundsAll states making application for funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to make available for public review and comment the application packet for those federal funds. These funds support provision of special education services to children ages 3 to 21 in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has developed their draft application packet for IDEA Part B funds and by this notice is making the application available for review and comment.
Click below to view the proposed application and for additional information.http://education.ohio.gov/
Topics/Special-Education/ Resources-for-Parents-and- Teachers-of-Students-wit/ Special-Education-Part-B- AllocationsAnnual Notice of Policy 5630.01 (PBIS & Seclusion & Restraint)The Board of Education is committed to the District-wide use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports ("PBIS") with students and the establishment of a school environment focused on the care, safety, and welfare of all students and staff members. Student Personnel shall work to prevent the need for the use of restraint and/or seclusion. PBIS shall serve as the foundation for the creation of a learning environment that promotes the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions, thus enhancing academic and social behavioral outcomes for all students. An emphasis shall be placed on promoting positive interventions and solutions to potential conflicts. PBIS emphasizes prevention of student behavior problems through the use of non-aversive techniques, which should greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the need to use restraint and/or seclusion.Click here to view the policy
Public comment period open for Special Education Indicator Target Setting
Stakeholders who serve or have a connection to students with disabilities can provide input on Ohio’s next series of targets for the federal special education indicators.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) established a series of special education “indicators” to measure services and results for students with disabilities. The new IDEA Annual Performance Report package requires states to set targets across indicators through the 2025-2026 school year. Ohio’s performance on each special education indicator is compared to the targets for annual federal reporting. Additionally, states must publicly report the performance of each district in the state in comparison to the targets.
Indicator targets must be rigorous, yet attainable, and reflect broad stakeholder input. Targets for the final year (2025-2026) must reflect improvement over the state’s baseline data. The proposed target options are here.
The Department requested public comment on the proposed targets through November, 5, 2021, via this website. Stakeholders were able to share this opportunity with their constituents to gather as much input as possible. Send questions to email@example.com.Special Education Family Survey
Dear Parent or Guardian,
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) would like to invite you to participate in a short, 25 question survey about your involvement in your student’s education. Research suggests that parental involvement is a key predictor of positive educational outcomes. You may be eligible to participate if your child has an IEP and receives special education services. The purpose of collecting this information is to improve services for students with disabilities across Ohio. If you are eligible to participate and you enroll in the study, you will be entered in a drawing for several $50 Amazon gift cards. Your chance of winning a gift card is approximately 2.0%. Please click on this link to find out more about the survey and if you are eligible.
Additionally, there is a short video of participation encouragement here.
David Julian, Ph.D.
Special Education Family Survey Director
(Collecting surveys on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education)