Special education support and services are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) which was signed into law in 1997. The legislation was signed in November 2004 reauthorizing it as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA).
Through comprehensive child find efforts, the Ross Local School District seeks out all resident children (and non-residents attending a private school within the Ross Local School District) with potentially disabling conditions.
A full continuum of special education services is available to resident students, ages three through twenty-one years. Preschool students are served in a variety of ways utilizing many service delivery options depending upon evaluation results and IEP team recommendations. These may include center-based services located at Morgan Elementary where the program is integrated with non-disabled preschool children, itinerant services, and disabled students enrolled in community-based preschool programs within the Ross Local School District.
Diane Parrett, Director of Special Services
Patti Berry, Special Services Secretary
Lexi Ruscheinski, School Psychologist (Ross Middle School & Ross High School)
Kelly Heis, School Psychologist (Elda & Ross Intermediate)
Alexis Som, School Psychologist (Morgan Elementary)
- Important Information
- A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA)
- How to make a referral for consideration for special education services
- What is an educational Disability?
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Child Study Process
- What is an accommodation versus an instructional intervention?
- Behavior Toolkit