Vandalia-Butler Schools focuses on children with disabilities

Vandalia-Butler City School district officials will meet in special session to discuss and get input from the community about the educational services for children with disabilities.

The meeting is to be held Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Board of Education office on South Dixie Drive.

The school district receives funds from the Ohio Department of Education via Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan, according to the district's website.

The money from the IDEA-B funds are used to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities.

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Title I fund are used to provide reading and early literacy help to qualified students and Title II funds are used helping with professional development.

All school districts in Ohio are required to provide free educational services to all students in their district from ages 3 through 21 who have been determined to have a disability.

Disabilities include hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical impairments, other health impairments, autism and traumatic brain injury.

The schools are also required to evaluate each student to determine if the student has any type of disability.

If you have any questions regarding this special meeting, contact Vandalia Director of Curriculum and Student Services Brandon Hartley at (937) 415-6403.

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