Attention: Parent/Caregiver of Children Receiving Special Education Services
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. Please click the letter from ODE for more details and links.
A Spanish version of this letter can be found below.
Fayette Local School district is required to locate all children who may have disabilities, ages birth through 21, who reside within the district. Special education services are available for any child identified with a disability, ages 3 through 21. If you have a child you may suspect has a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, contact Ms. Olivia Selgo at 419-237-2776 (Ext. 1010) or email@example.com
Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that protects the rights of children with qualifying disabilities. This federal law requires public schools to make programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities. A free and appropriate education is to be provided for students who qualify and prohibits discrimination based on disability. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.
Fayette students are screened for gifted identification. There are two tests students participate in. The first test is the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) which is a multiple choice test used to measure cognitive development among children. The second test is the IOWA test of academic ability. The IOWA tests are nationally-normed standardized tests that evaluate how students are progressing in key academic areas.
During the registration process families are required to complete the Home Language Survey. A student whose home language is not English will begin working with our TESOL teacher to identify a student and family's needs.