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Community Input Sought on Grant Funding

Kettering City School District Community Meeting on Grant Funding

Monies received through IDEA-B (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) and ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) are used to provide special education services to students with identified disabilities, ages 3-21.  Title I funds are used for supplemental initiatives, targeted professional development, and parent involvement.  Title IIA funds are used for targeted professional development based on district needs.  Title III funds are used for students with limited English proficiency and immigrants. Title IV funds are used for well-rounded education initiatives, the health and safety of students, and the effective use of technology.  EOEC funds are meant to expand access to and enrollment in school improvement activities for low-achieving students and students from low-income families. In addition, the district received Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief funds (ESSER) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to address the educational impact of the pandemic.  All funds must align with the goals outlined in the district’s CCIP.  

Kettering City Schools is required to provide equitable services to private schools for certain federal funds. Timely consultation with private school officials enables Kettering City Schools to provide effective programs for eligible private school children, teachers, and families.

Public input regarding the use of these funds for the school year is welcomed.  Public input can be given at a special meeting on September 17, at 12 p.m. at the Board of Education offices, located at 500 Lincoln Park Blvd., 3rd Floor. Masks are required for attendance. Comments can also be sent to Dan VonHandorf, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, or Kevin Wright, Supervisor of Special Education Services at 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Suite 105, Kettering, OH 45429. You may also email input to:  dan.vonhandorf@ketteringschool.org or kevin.wright@ketteringschool.org.

Due to the current environment, you must register in advance to attend the meeting. Masks are required for attendance. If you wish to attend this meeting, please email Molly Carmosino at the following address:   molly.carmoisno@ketteringschools.org with your full name and address.

 

Child Find

The Kettering City School District is in the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services. 

For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing, and/or social-emotional functioning. 

For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (preschoolers only). If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Office of Special Education at (937) 499-1435.

The school district will contact the parents of the child to discuss the next steps in the evaluation and identification process. This process is provided at no cost to the family. If a need is identified, the child can begin receiving free and appropriate special education and related services.”

Please see the Child Find Procedures on our website at www.ketteringschools.org.

 





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