Special Education

Last Updated: 8/3/2021 8:08 PM

New Miami’s 2021 Special Education Rating

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) developed a series of special education “indicators” to measure each school district’s services and growth for students with disabilities. The Ohio Department of Education works with stakeholders to set annual goals for how a district should perform on these indicators.

Each year, districts and community schools in Ohio receive a rating evaluating the performance of special education programs, known as the Special Education Rating. The Ohio Department of Education calculates this rating using the final data submitted through the Education Management Information System (EMIS). The compilation of data results in one of four possible ratings: Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention. The Special Education Profile helps the district determine how effective services and programs are for students that have disabilities.

New Miami’s 2021 Special Education Ratings is Meets Requirements!

Ratings Criteria -

The 2021 rating assesses districts’ performance on the following measures:

Compliance Indicators

  • Discipline discrepancies by race (Indicator 4b);
  • Disproportionality in special education identification (Indicators 9 and 10);
  • Initial evaluation timelines (Indicator 11);
  • Early childhood transition (Indicator 12);
  • Secondary transition planning (Indicator 13);
  • Timely correction of noncompliance (Indicator 15);
  • Timely and accurate data reporting (Indicator 20); and
  • Special education audit findings.

New Miami Local School District is very proud of our special education staff and students for a job well done!

 

 

IDEA Part B Funding

March 19, 2021 Announcement: Ohio’s Part B Federal Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FFY21) is available for review from March 19 through May 18, 2021. All states applying for funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to make available for public review and comment the application packet for those federal funds. These funds support the provision of special education services to children with disabilities who are ages 3 to 21 in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has developed a draft application packet for IDEA Part B funds and, by this notice, is making the application available for review and comment. The application packet, developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs includes a summary of the assurances, certifications, and IDEA use of fund descriptions the state will use to implement Part B of IDEA. Upon the Office of Special Education Programs’ approval of Ohio's Part B application, the state will receive a federal grant award under Part B of the IDEA for the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. In reviewing the application, please note the following: The application is in a format required by the Office of Special Education Programs. Ohio is providing general assurances to the Office of Special Education Programs that the state will be implementing the provisions of state and federal regulations for Part B of IDEA 2004.

The dollar amounts listed in Section III, Use of Funds, are estimated based on Federal Fiscal Year 2020 allocations for state-level administration and targeted initiatives: not the cost of serving students with disabilities or the total cost of special education services in Ohio. Once the Office for Exceptional Children has received Federal Fiscal Year 2021 allocation information, these estimates will be updated.

View the proposed Part B Annual State Application Narrative for FFY21 here
View the Part B Excel Interactive Worksheet for FFY20 here

The Department will accept public comments from April 2 through May 2, 2021.  Email public comments to exceptionalchildren@education.ohio.gov.

The U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) details specific procedures that states are to follow in order to receive annual grant funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at section 76.102 makes clear that the Part B fund applications are considered to be state plans for the use of Part B funding. The USDoE under the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) at 20 USC1232d (b)(7)(B), sets forth the public participation requirements. GEPA requires each state to publish its proposed application for Part B funds in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the state at least 60 days before the date on which the application is submitted to the Secretary of Education or on which the application becomes effective, whichever occurs earlier, with an opportunity for public comment on such application to be accepted for at least 30 days.

The U.S. Department of Education details specific procedures that states are to follow to receive annual grant funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at section 76.102 make clear that the Part B fund applications are considered to be state plans for the use of Part B funding. The U.S. Department of Education, under the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) at 20 USC1232d (b)(7)(B), sets forth the public participation requirements and requires each state to publish its

 

 

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 routinely evaluates students 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 district 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 Angela Gehr, Coordinator of Special Education Services.

Angela Gehr

New Miami Local School District
600 Seven Mile Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
 
 

December 3, 2019 - 

The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. A link to the settlement is below. To be clear, our District is not a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community:

https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAxOTEyMDIuMTM3NDg2MTEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vZWR1Y2F0aW9uLm9oaW8uZ292L2dldGF0dGFjaG1lbnQvQWJvdXQvTGVnaXNsYXRpdmUtU2VydmljZXMvbm90aWNlLW9mLXByb3Bvc2VkLWNsYXNzLWFjdGlvbi1zZXR0bGVtZW50LWRvZS5wZGYifQ.3STvePzSuOzB0MlzS6NN4lunQhyUGKsboWHjdb539ks/br/72155766019-l 

 

 

 

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