Who is eligibile for special education services?
Special education services are provided to students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Kettering City Schools ensures that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to all children with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one.
What services are available and how are services determined?
These services include integrated preschool programs for children with identified special needs ages 3-5 yrs.; general education teachers working with Intervention Specialists to meet the needs of students kindergarten through grade 12; individual/small group instruction; resource rooms and special classes. Services are based on the individual needs of the student as documented in the Individual Education Program (IEP).
Other special education related services such as occupational therapy, adapted physical education, physical therapy, speech/language therapy and interpreter services are available based on student's IEP.
Kettering City Schools provides a work adjustment program to serve students with disabilities with career orientation, vocational assessments, work adjustment lab, work experiences and job training.
Students who require special programs that are not provided by the Kettering City Schools attend regional or state programs, i.e. Montgomery County Education Service Center, Ohio School for the Deaf.
Special Education Administrative Contact Information:
3750 Far Hills Ave.
Kettering, OH 45429
Jenny Smith, Supervisor
Mary Conlon, Coordinator
Kettering Fairmont High School
Laura Finn, Coordinator
Kettering Middle School and Van Buren MIddle School
Carmella Friz, Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Elementary and Southdale Elementary
Jody Henderson, Coordinator
Indian Riffle Elementary and Oakview Elementary
Dawn Potter, Coordinator
Amy Snyder, Coordinator
Greenmont Elementary, J.E. Prass Elementary, and Orchard Park Elementary
Julia Timberlake, Parent Mentor
Kettering City Schools