Special Education Weekly Update
May 11, 2016
Student Motivates Students
For many years now, Logan has said that when he grows up he wants to become a motivational speaker and wants to tell his story to the world. When he spoke to the students of Chapman he talked about how cerebral palsy and depression have impacted his life but have never been obstacles he cannot overcome. Logan has a gift for touching hearts while he speaks. Adults and students were captivated as he spoke about the challenges he has encountered in life. Although Logan has challenges specific to him, he speaks in a way that his audience can connect and relate their own challenges to his.
As Logan moves on to high school, we will miss him in Strongsville as he will attend Lawrence School for 9th grade. If you have the chance to see Logan be sure to wish him well as he moves on from Strongsville Schools.
End of Year
Remember to lock your documents in IEPAnywhere - this is essential for our compliance reporting!
Also for SLPs and Psychologists, Bethany sent you a separate email on how to wrap up your cases for Medicaid. Please look for that email and ask questions if you have them.
Lastly, most ESY paperwork is in however there are some hanging out there. This paperwork is essential for proper planning and staffing so please submit this paperwork asap if you have yet to do so. Teresa Karsnak and Cheryl Bizub will submit a list to me this week of ESY needs and scheduling.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.
Federal Funding Meeting
The following information is posted on our website and will appear in the Post this weekend. Please share the information with parents.
The public is invited to participate in a May 17 meeting to discuss the use of special education funds within the Strongsville District. The primary topic will be the federally funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B. A discussion will be directed toward the use of the federally funded Early Childhood Special Education fund.
The District’s Director of Special Education will lead the presentation and participants will have an opportunity to provide input for the continued use of those funds. The meeting will be Tuesday, May 17 at the Strongsville City Schools Administrative Offices, 18199 Cook Avenue, Strongsville, Ohio in Room 15, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.