Special Education

Special Education Services

Special Education services in Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district are committed to addressing the unique needs of all students who meet the requirements under IDEA by providing students a free and appropriate public education.


Special education is governed by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards).


Please see “A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education” (procedural safeguards) for additional information on procedural safeguards and parents’ rights under IDEA and Ohio Operating Standards.


Child Find

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools is working to identify and locate all individuals from ages 3-21 who may have disabilities. For more information, please contact our special education department (contact information below):

 

Special Education Administrative Contact Information

Debbie Tomlin, Administrative Assistant to Special Education & Preschool

3757 Upper Bellbrook Road

Bellbrook, OH 45305

937-848-5001

debbie.tomlin@bss.k12.oh.us


Tonya Wilson, Director of Special Education Services & Preschool

tonya.wilson@bss.k12.oh.us


Katie Weber, School Psychologist

Preschool & Bell Creek Intermediate

katie.weber@bss.k12.oh.us


Jenna Sandlund, School Psychologist

Stephen Bell Elementary

jenna.sandlund@bss.k12.oh.us


Evan Geist, School Psychologist

Bellbrook Middle & Bellbrook High School

evan.geist@bss.k12.oh.us

 

Disability Specific Information

Students qualify for special education services through a multi-factored evaluation team report (ETR)

Ohio Disability Category Definitions


Disability Specific Resources from ODE’s website

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Students-with-Disabilities


Scholarships

Children with special needs may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider. For additional information see the links below:


Autism Scholarship Program

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/Autism-Scholarship-Program


Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/Special-Needs-Scholarship


Vocational Planning and Post Secondary Transition Resources

In Ohio, students with disabilities ages 14 or younger, if appropriate, formally enter into the secondary transition planning process. A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive planning that is driven by the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths. This comprehensive planning moves students toward successful future outcomes in competitive, integrated employment, education, and independent living.


The following links include resources to support transitions and employment goals:


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

http://ood.ohio.gov/


Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities

https://greenedd.org/

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