Special Education
ParaPro Assessment

The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools requires most Pupil Personnel Paraprofessionals to possess an educational aide permit and be ESEA qualified.  A passing score on the ParaPro Examination is one way to become ESEA qualified.  The ESC of Lorain County hosts exams throughout the year.  The next scheduled ParaPro Examination at the ESC of Lorain County is on August 21, 2017.

Please click on the following link for more information: August 21
Public Participation Meeting Notice

The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools receive federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B grant to assist with the education of students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to learn about how the district plans to spend its federal IDEA funds are welcome to attend and provide comment on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Board of Education building located at 1824 Harris Road, Sheffield, OH 44054. If you are unable to attend, you may contact and provide comment to Mariah Hall, Director of Special Education. She can be reached at 440-949-4210 or mhall@sheffieldschools.org.
Child Find for Students with a Suspected Disability

The goal of the Special Education Department is to ensure that all children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).  To receive services, a student must be identified as having a disability by an educational team.  The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District is continuing the effort to identify, locate, and evaluate any child with a suspected disability between the ages of 3-21.  If you are aware of a child residing within the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District who may have a disability and is not receiving special education services, please contact Susan Dunkle at (440)-949-4210 or sdunkle@sheffieldschools.org.

Whose IDEA Is This?

This is a Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).  Please see Links & Resources for additional information.  
Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.  For questions concerning Section 504 procedures, please contact your child's school counselor.
Help Me Grow to Preschool Transition Process

Children who receive Help Me Grow and Early Intervention services may be eligible for preschool special education services.  The transition process for this is explained here.

Click here to access special education staff contact information.
Special Education Office
Mrs. Mariah Hall
Director of Special Education
(440) 949-4210
Mrs. Susan Dunkle
Special Education Secretary
(440) 949-4210
Mrs. Kady Hlad
School Psychologist
(440) 949-4212
Mr. Andrew Smith
School Social Worker
(440) 949-4213
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