According to Section 118 of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) and Title I , Part A Parental Involvement Non Regulatory Guidance , Each school served under Title I, Part A must convene an annual meeting , at a time convenient for parents to inform them of their schools participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and right of parents to be involved in these programs.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4 p.m. ,you are invited to Leona Middle School to discuss all federal program grants for the 2017-2018 school year. These grants will include Title I, Title II A, Title IV, Title VI B,(Special Education). At this meeting we will explain the Title I program and other programs in the Shadyside Local School District. We will further address:
- Explain targeted assistance program.
- Explain requirements of targeted assistance program.
- Explain testing for 2017-2018 school year.
- Explain parents rights, parents compact, and parent involvement policy.
- Explain our Special Education Program.
All parents are invited to attend and participate in this meeting to learn more about the Title I and other programs in the Shadyside Local School District.
PUBLIC INPUT ON FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM (TITLE I)
Public views are sought for the proposed expenditures of Title I federal funds granted to the Shadyside Local School District through the Ohio Department of Education. Title I monies have traditionally been used to provide academic intervention for students in mathematics and reading at Jefferson Elementary/Leona Middle School. Residents of the district are asked to direct their views for Title I expenditures to Kevin Roseberry, Title I Coordinator, at 740-676-9220.
Child Find Notice, click to view
Child Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify through child find, all children in the Shadyside Local School District who attend a public or non-public school in the district or who are homeless or wards of the state who may be in need of special education and related services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that assures children and youth with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Shadyside Local School District provides a continuum of special education programs and services for preschool and school-age students with disabilities.
A child with a disability is a child having a cognitive disability (e.g. developmental delay), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), a speech or language impairment, a serious emotional/behavioral disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities.
Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help the Shadyside Local School District find any child who may have a disability and need special education and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify Mrs. Nancy Weeks, Special Education Coordinator (740) 676-9669.
Definition of Disability
For children ages birth to 3, a disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that may result in a developmental delay.
For children ages 3 through 5, a disability is defined as a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, motor skills, social emotional/behavioral functioning, self-help skills, and/or cognitive skills.
For children ages 5 through 21, a disability is defined as identification of one or more of the following conditions: autism, deaf blindness, hearing impairment including deafness, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury , and/or visual impairment including blindness.
Local school districts are required by federal and state laws to find children who may need special education services and related services. Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians and concerned citizens are encouraged to help school districts find any child, ages birth to age 21, who may have a disability and are in need of special education and related services. If you have concerns about a child’s ability or skills and suspect there may be a disability, please contact the child’s teacher, principal, or the Special Education office at 740-676-3121.
The school district will contact the parents of the child to discuss the next steps in the evaluation and identification process. This process is provided at no cost to the family. If a need is identified, the child can begin receiving the appropriate special education and related services during the school day.