Student Services

The Office of Student Services has oversight of the District’s Special Education Services (PK-12), Section 504 Compliance, Registration, Home Instruction, Residency and Custody Verification, District Health Services, early entrance testing, kindergarten screening, and homeless families. The office of Student Services also coordinates services for students in alternative placements including non-public, Jon Peterson Scholarships, and Autism Scholarships. 

Special Education

Our Euclid Schools provide a multitude of special education and related services for students from preschool through high school.

Family Advocate Network

The Family Advocate Network is a program designed to engage parents of diverse learners. This parent-led group focuses on advocacy in the school setting and provides skills and information that help parents to participate in meeting the educational needs of their children in the school setting. The Family Advocate Network meets on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at the Early Learning Center (22800 Fox Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44123). Download all meeting dates here

Parent Mentor

The Ohio Department of Education recognizes the need for parents to be able to communicate with school staff. Parents of children with disabilities are in greatest need of this help. Created in 1990, the Parent Mentor Project promotes communication between families and schools. Parent mentors provide resources, guidance and support to families. They work with the schools, families and the community to find the best possible options for children. Currently, there are approximately 75 Parent Mentor Projects in Ohio. They serve nearly one-third of the schools and families in Ohio's school districts. Parent mentors provide information and support to the families of children with disabilities and their school districts. 

Each mentor is a district employee and also a parent of a child with a disability. Our Euclid Schools Parent Mentor is Nikki Montgomery. She can be reached at 216-797-2982 or by email at cmontgomery@euclidschools.org

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

A preschool child with a disability is a child who is at least three years of age and not yet six years of age and meets the definition of a child with a disability or, at the choice of the school district, is a child who is experiencing developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development or adaptive development; and because of it, needs special education and related services.

A school age child with a disability is eligible for special education and/or related services in the category of one of the following areas: Autism, Cognitive Disability, Deaf-blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury or Visual Impairment including Blindness.

Child Find

Child Find is the process of identifying, locating, and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Both state and local education agencies are given the responsibility by federal and state laws to conduct child find activities so that children who need special services have the opportunity to receive those services. If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify the Euclid City Schools’ Department of Special Education or the school principal. 

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