The evaluation process provides staff and parents with information regarding the educational needs for each specific child. Should special education services be deemed appropriate, the Exceptional Children Department staff and teachers work with parents to determine the most effective and appropriate level of assistance for each individual child.
Groveport Madison Schools contracts with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio for some specialized transition programs for secondary students with disabilities. Students may also receive assistance through programs offered in cooperation with the Franklin County Board of MRDD.
Groveport Madison Schools is committed to the identification, location, and evaluation, as required by IDEA and federal regulations, of all children between the ages of 3 and 22 who may have disabilities. Disability, in this instance, means such conditions as cognitive disability (mental retardation), a hearing impairment, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment, a serious emotional disturbance, and orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities. If you have knowledge of or suspect a child you know has a disability and is not currently receiving special education services, please contact Mitzi Boyd, at (614) 492-2520.
The Exceptional Children Department is staffed with highly trained professionals, who are dedicated to student progress in achievement and independence. All teachers and administrators are licensed or certified by the Ohio Department of Education. Continuing education requirements assure that staff receive and use updated knowledge of best practices in the instruction and education of their students.