Special Education

Special Education

In accordance with federal law, the Whitehall City Schools is committed to the location, identification, and provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children between the ages of 3 and 21 having a disability and residing within our school district.  Whitehall City Schools serves approximately 750 students who are identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004.)

Continuum of Services

The structure and delivery of all special education programs is provided in accordance with Ohio’s Operating Standards for Children with Disabilities and the Ohio Special Education Model Policies and Procedures. 
 
A continuum of specialized instruction and services are provided for eligible students through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a variety of settings, with the goal of instructing each child in the least restrictive environment. These settings include itinerant and inclusive preschool for children ages 3-5,  inclusion and co-teaching in general education classrooms, tutoring rooms, resource rooms, and self-contained classrooms for students with low incidence disabilities for students grades K-12. Students are served within the district’s schools, as well as at specialized programs located throughout Central Ohio.  For students placed in specialized community programs by the school district, transportation and all fees associated with the program are provided by Whitehall City Schools.
 

Public Input on Use of Federal Funds

Public comments are solicited on the proposed programs and budgets for the expenditure of Federal funds including IDEA-B - Special Education. These Federal dollars are used to provide services, staffing, equipment and materials. This public input is solicited on an annual basis.
 
Questions or comments may be directed to Mrs. Anna Telerski Shultz, Director of Special Education at 614-417-5012.
 
*The Director of Special Education will be holding a public hearing to discuss the District’s Federal Special Education programs at the August, 8, 2019 Board of Education meeting. The Board meeting will be held at Whitehall Yearling High School at 6:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Department Staff

Anna Telerski Shultz
Director of Special Education
telerskia@wcsrams.org
 
Lisa Marie Miller
Special Education Coordinator
millerl@wcsrams.org
 
Cathy Senalik
Special Education Administrative Assistant
senalikc@wcsrams.org
614-417-5013 
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