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.


Transfer Process

1. Student completes registration with Pike-Delta-York Local School District.   
2. Enrollment office (specific to student's grade level) does a records request, and notifies relevant personnel if a student has an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and Individual Education Program (IEP).   
3. Once records are received, the school psychologist, student services director and teacher (grade level specific) review the records with parents and decide to either accept or reject the ETR and subsequently the IEP.             
      a. Included on the intake form is the date the ETR and IEP were reviewed and adopted as well as the date the ETR and IEP will be due.                               
            i. The IEP can be adopted "as is" or will be changed to reflect the student's needs in his/her new setting.                               
            ii. Parents will be given a Prior Written Notice and a Medicaid Parent Consent Form to fill out.  
4. If the ETR is accepted and the IEP is accepted, a transfer date will be entered in EMIS (TETR/TIEP) with services continuing as written on the existing IEP.   
5. If the ETR is rejected the IEP will be rejected and no ETR and IEP will be in place (NETR/NIEP). The district will implement the previous IEP to the best of its ability while new testing is conducted by the school psychologist in a reasonable amount of time.   
6. Once a new ETR is completed and the team determines that the student qualifies for services a new IEP will be completed and implemented for the student. 

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

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