Special Services

Parent Rights

Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards).

Annual Notice Section 504

Students, employees or residents with complaints or concerns under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 can obtain a complaint form from the District’s 504 Compliance Officer, Mike Lenzo, at 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. The phone number is (330) 296-2892 Ext. 551003. 

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

The Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD) is the state agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination.

OOD Flyer

OOD has counselors located statewide. To have a counselor assigned to you, contact one of the offices listed below or visit OOD’s Web site at www.ood.ohio.gov.

Portage County Services Pocket Guide

Food and hot meals are available to those in need. You may be eligible for food assistance through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. See if you qualify at 449 South Meridian Street - 2nd floor, Ravenna. 330-297-3750

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VOSE Contact Information

Each high school program is assigned a VOSE counselor.