NILES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AGED 3-21. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR CHILD AGED 3-5 AND YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT NILES CITY SCHOOLS OFFICE FOR EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, 330-652-4929.
Special education is a broad term used by the law to describe specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. These services are provided by the public school system and are free of charge. Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from mild to severe. They can include mental, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities.
Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Austism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider.
Information on scholarship programs are available from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) web site at www.education.ohio.gov .
- For the information on the Autism Scholarship Program, search Autism Scholarship Program.
- For information on the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, search Jon Peterson Scholarship.
For additional information or questions on these scholarship programs, contact:
Special Education Teachers:
Jackson Elementary...Kindergarten...Katherine Rabel
Rhodes Elementary...1st & 2nd Grade...Tami Collins
Washington Elementary...3rd Grade...Sarah Hill
3rd, 4th, 5th...Melissa Haggerty
3rd, 4th, 5th...Katherine Bonacci
4th Grade...Jennifer Dadisman
5th Grade...Cori Busse
5th Grade...Laura Revetti
Niles Middle School......Beverly Begalla
Niles McKinley High School.....Beth Ciminero
Intervention Assistant Team Coach...Katy Ward