Pupil Services Department
The special education department has been successful in providing a continuum of services for our students identified with a disability, as well as, students identified as gifted. Teachers are supporting students in a variety of settings and with numerous models of inclusion, co-teaching and small group instruction. Differentiated instruction along with response to intervention have been implemented which enables students to achieve in all settings. Our staff is dedicated to supporting students throughout their school experiences as they prepare to successfully transition into adulthood.
Search for Students with Disabilities:
Hubbard EVSD is participating in child find in an effort to locate and evaluate students in our community that may have disabilities. Many unidentified students with disabilities are preschoolers. Parents may not be aware of access to early intervention services and programs available for their children.
If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, please contact the Director of Pupil Services at 330-534-1921 ext. 1001. All information will be held in strict confidence and released to others only with parent permission or as allowed by law. The state and federal policies and procedures, known as “Whose Idea is This?” are available for review by contacting the Director of Pupil Services.
Provisions for Identification and Evaluation of Children with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that assures children and youth with disabilities a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Hubbard Exempted Village School District provides a continuum of special education programs and services for preschool and school-age students with disabilities.
Child Find: “A Search for All Children with Disabilities” Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify, through child find, all children in the Hubbard EVSD who attend a public or non-public school in the district or who are homeless or wards of the state who may be in need of special education and related services.
A child with a disability is a child having a Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairment (including Deafness), Visual Impairment (including Blindness), a Speech or Language Impairment, an Emotional Disturbance, and Orthopedic Impairment, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Deaf-Blindness, or Multiple Disabilities.
Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help the Hubbard EVSD find any child who may have a disability and need special education and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify Mary Mathews-Bebech, Director of Pupil Services at 330-534-1921 Ext. 1001.
Parent Notification of Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities
Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism 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 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:
o Office of Nonpublic Educational Options
o (614) 466-5743
o Toll-free: (877) 644-6338
o email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Special Services
Hubbard Exempted Village School District
330-534-1921 ext. 1001