Norwayne Special Services

Welcome:

Dear Parents/Guardians/Community Members/Students,

My name is Vince Sette and I would like to welcome you to Norwayne Local Schools Special Services Website. I have had the honor and privilege of working in the Norwayne district for the past 8 years. This will be my fifth year as the Special Service Coordinator/assistant elementary principal/title 1 coordinator. My hope is that you find this website filled with resources that help answer any questions you may have about special education. It is my passion to serve all students and ensure that they are provided with the very best education possible. I firmly believe that all students can learn. The Department of Special Services is here to serve the students and staff of Norwayne through Collaboration, Communication, and Customer service. I believe in an open door policy and always encourage parents to contact myself with any questions you may have. I want to thank the school board for allowing me to work in this position, and with the amazing Norwayne students. I do my best every day for the students to ensure they are prepared to strive for greatness during their time at Norwayne, as well as once their time at Norwayne has come to an end. Thank you all for your continued support.

Respectfully,

Vince Sette

Special Service Coordinator / Assistant Elementary Principal / Title 1 Coordinator

330-435-6383 x 10103

visette@norwayne.net

School Day Office Hours:

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

What We Do:

The Special Services Department is responsible for coordinating programs and services for student's 3 years to 22 years of age that have been identified as having a disability under the individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Norwayne Local Schools Special Services Department provides support and services to students with disabilities, so that students can gain educational benefit from the curriculum and make continuous progress toward meeting State Standards and curricular goals. The District's vision, mission, and students themselves drive all programs and services.

How We Do What We Do:

Education including any special services is first and foremost about the teaching and learning of children. Norwayne Local Schools is committed to the idea that all students have access and opportunity to the district's learning experiences by providing quality programs. Approximately 10.83% of our students are identified as having special needs. The Department of Special Services exists to provide services to students who need support accommodations and modifications which may be provided by classroom teachers, intervention specialists, small group instructors, paraprofessionals, and/or related service providers. Services are discussed by team members and determined by the students needs during team meetings. We believe in having open lines of communication (via face to face, phone, email, etc..) as we understand the general idea of special education is sometimes viewed as confusing and filled with legal terms that are unknown to parents. TOGETHER we can ensure our students receive the best education possible during their schooling.

Child Find:

In accordance with rule 3301-51-03 of the Operating Standards for Ohio's Schools Serving Children with Disabilities, Norwayne Local Schools and other school districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate children from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Disability (descriptions), in this instance, means such conditions as hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotionally disturbed, multiple disabilities, intellectually disabled, other health impairments, physical impairments, Autism, traumatic brain disorder, and developmental delays (ages birth to 3 only).

Individuals may contact local schools districts about children who may have a disability and may be eligible for special education services. Parents or guardians may not be aware their child has a disability or that there are programs and services available. Districts have information available about special education policies and procedures. If you know a child who may have one or more of the above suspected disabilities, including preschool age children, please contact the the Special Services Office at (330) 435-6383 x 10103.

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education (2018-2019)