Special Education

Eligibility for Services

Students must meet three criteria to receive special education services (an evaluation team report is completed by the school psychologist followed by a team meeting to review the results):

1. The determining factor for the child's poor performance is not due to a lack of appropriate instruction in reading or math or the child's limited English proficiency.

2. The child must meet Ohio’s qualifications for one or more of the 13 disabilities listed in IDEA: Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.

3. The student's disability must have an adverse effect on his/her academic performance to such a degree that the student requires specially designed instruction.

If a student qualifies for specialized instruction an individual education program (IEP) will be drafted by an intervention specialist and again a team will meet, including; parents, teacher(s), an intervention specialist, an administrator and/or any other individual who will be a part of the child’s education, to determine placement and services on the IEP. The IEP will be reviewed and updated annually.


Doe v. State of Ohio Settlement

A settlement agreement in the class action Doe v. State of Ohio was reached in November 2019. This settlement involved 11 districts in Ohio. Pike-Delta-York Local School District was NOT one of the districts included; however, all public school districts in Ohio are required to notify families of this proposed class action settlement. Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more.

Here is a link to the Notices page (it is at the top):  Notices

Here is a link to the PDF: Press Release

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Us e this link your Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education.

Child Find

The Pike-Delta-York Local School District is required to locate all children who may have disabilities, ages birth through 21, who reside within the district’s boundaries. Special education services are available for any child identified with a disability ages 3 through 21. If you have a child or know of a child you suspect may have a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and who reside in Pike-Delta-York, please call Mrs. Amy Kramer, Director of Student Services at 419.822.5630 or contact the building principal.

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