Professional Development for 2023-24

We are pleased to share with you our professional development dates in the area of Special Education for 2023-24. Click on the photos for more information.
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Special Education Professional Development Offerings 2023-24

Special Education Annual Ratings

Every year, school districts receive ratings on the performance of their special education programs, known as their Special Education Ratings. In the fall of 2018, the Department sent email notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors with instructions to access their online ratings reports through the Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) web portal.

As in past years, measures of procedural compliance are the basis of the 2016 ratings. This year’s report also previews measures of results for students with disabilities. Though the changes will not take effect until 2018, this year’s report includes both your district’s actual rating (procedural compliance only) and projected rating (a combination of two scores, procedural compliance and students’ results) to show the impact of the results measured on your annual rating.

For more information check out this link

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

The Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice: A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education has been updated and is now available for use. As of August 1, 2017 the use of this document will be required and it will no longer be permissible to utilize Whose IDEA Is This? as the procedural safeguards notice.


The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children provides funding through IDEA Part B federal funds to the State Support Team Region 4 to provide professional development and high quality technical assistance.  The goal is to assist school districts in improving the academic achievement of students with disabilities and students at risk.  State Support Team Region 4  provides differentiated high quality technical assistance to school districts within Lake and Geauga Counties.  In addition, the SST provides professional development to districts and families regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations related to the education of children with disabilities.

Special Education Resources from the Ohio Department of Education

Contact Information

Lori Pinchot
440-350-2563 ext. 1143

Dr. Crystal Bryski 
440-350-2563 ext. 1749

Dr. Tricia McCollum
440-350-2563 ext. 1760

Dr. Teresa Brown
440-350-2564 ext. 1752

Save the Dates: 2023-24

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Updated: Ohio Required and Optional Forms

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