Programs for Students with Disabilities

North College Hill is committed to providing a free appropriate public education for children with disabilities in accordance with Federal and Ohio laws, rules and regulations. Disabled students of the District are identified, evaluated, and placed in appropriate educational programs. The District ensures due process, procedural safeguards, and confidential treatment of information.

Child Identification

Ongoing efforts are made to locate, identify and evaluate children below 22 years of age who reside within the District and have a confirmed or suspected disability.

Procedural Safeguards

The child with a disability and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) are provided with safeguards, as required by law, throughout the identification, evaluation and placement process and the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child.

Multi-factored Evaluation

The District provides a multi-factored evaluation (MFE) for children suspected of having disabilities by ensuring that children are assessed in their native language or other mode of communication. Children are evaluated in all areas related to their suspected disability by a qualified multidisciplinary testing team.

Individualized Education Program

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed for each child with a disability who needs special education. The IEP is designed to meet the unique educational needs of the child and is developed by an IEP team, including parents/guardians, regular and special education teachers, and other specialists as appropriate. The IEP is reviewed and revised as often as needed, but at least annually.

Least Restrictive Environment

The education of children with disabilities occurs in the least restrictive environment. To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children who do not have disabilities. When the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes, even with the use of supplementary aids and services, does not provide an educational benefit, students may be educated in special classes, separate schools, special care facilities, or other options determined appropriate by the IEP team.

Testing Programs

Students with disabilities participate in local and State testing programs. Students with the most severe disabilities may be given an Alternate Assessment in accordance with Federal and State guidelines.

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