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Special Education

Special Education Child Find Notice

New Miami Local Schools, Edgewood City School, Hamilton City Schools, Fairfield City Schools, Lakota Local Schools, Madison Local Schools, Middletown City Schools, Monroe Local Schools, Ross Local Schools, and Talawanda Schools are annually required to locate, identify and evaluate children suspected of, or identified with, an educational disability under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), or children with mental or physical impairments that substantially limits a major life activity under Section 504 who reside within the district.  This obligation applies regardless of whether the children receive a public education. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find.

The School Districts routinely evaluate students who present with suspected disability or impairment and who may require academic intervention or support. Parents may contact school personnel to discuss their concerns at any time. As the districts of residence, we have the responsibility to identify and arrange for appropriate services for any child with a qualifying disability.

If you have or know of any Butler County district resident who may have a child ages 3 to 21 with a disability or impairment please contact Kathryn Klei, Director of Special Education.


K. Klei 2017

Katie Klei

Director of Special Education & Human Resources
New Miami Local School District
600 Seven Mile Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Hello! My name is Katie Klei and I am the Director of Special Education and Human Resources. This is my second year serving in this role for the New Miami Local School District. Through my past twenty years in education, I have had experience in parochial, private and public education. I was an Elementary Teacher at the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-grade levels for twelve years. I was an Assistant Principal for one year and a Principal for six years. These different roles have afforded me the opportunity to meet students where they are in order to build their skill level and confidence.  I am truly passionate about providing the best education and services necessary to help students reach their maximum potential. Through high expectations and support, we can ensure competitive graduates that are ready to explore multiple opportunities. 

I strive to be a resource for others.  I will attend professional development opportunities so that I can share the latest requirements from the state of Ohio offer ideas on how to meet individual student needs.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at 513-863-0833 or email me at kklei@new-miami.k12.oh.us


Additional Info

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Child Find Locate, identify and evaluate children suspected of, or identified with, an educational disability 

Ohio Department of Education Special Education