IDEA Public Comment Announcement:

IDEA Part B (34 CFR 300.165, 34 CFR 300.201) requires that the LEA annually provide an opportunity for public comment, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, regarding the LEA's use of IDEA Part B funds. The district plans to use the IDEA Part B Special Education Funds in a variety of ways to further support students within the Edgewood City School District.  As allowable under the requirements and provisions allowed under IDEA part B to support students with disabilities ages 3-21, the Edgewood City School District may use these funds within the below mentioned areas.  You are invited to attend an informational session on September 18, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. prior to the September Board of Education Meeting.  You may also provide comments to Mrs. Lindsay White, Director of Special Services, via email at

Instruction - to include employment of Special Education instructional and related services staff, supplies and materials designed to increase student achievement and access to the general curriculum, the cost of instructional materials and media related to the instruction of children with disabilities, as well as the cost associated with evaluations for students suspected of having or identified with disabilities. 
Promising Practices - to include costs associated with the implementation of research-based practices, strategies, methods and/or programs and instructional materials, hardware, software, related professional development and/or technology to support implementation.

Services to Children with Disabilities, (Ages 3-5) - to include costs for services that supplement and increase special education services provided to preschool students aged 3-5 to include materials, supplies, intervention supports and professional development activities.

Professional Development: to include costs for high-quality, research-based PD activities designed and implemented to assist in the implementation of support for addressing the academic and behavioral needs of children with disabilities and children at risk of being identified as disabled.

Transportation - to include transportation costs for students with disabilities.

Equipment - to include costs for equipment necessary for the delivery of special education and related services to students with disabilities (i.e., standers, walkers, adaptive seating, etc.).

Instructional Supplies & Materials - to include costs for appropriate instructional materials and supplies designated to increase achievement outcomes of students with disabilities while increasing access to the general curriculum (i.e., intervention kits/supplies, supplementation to curriculum, etc.)

Assistive Technology - to include costs associated with state-of-the-art assistive technology, alternative and augmentative communication devices and software.




513-867-3400, ext. 1037




For Records Requests for Special Needs students email:

sharon (preferred method of contact)

513-867-3400 ext 1039


In the Edgewood City School District, it is believed all learners can and will learn. These learners both acquire knowledge and apply it in different ways. Membership to the community of learners is not earned, but assumed and unconditional for ALL learners. The uniqueness of each learner is valued and supported. The responsibility for educating learners is shared by all of us, including the community. All participants in the learner's education are valued equally. Their collaboration is critical to success of each learner. Diverse environments and instructional strategies provided by a collaborative team can improve and expand learning.

Special Services in the Edgewood City School District is viewed as a service, not a place. The Service Delivery Model for the district incorporates a full continuum of services which will allow for the provision of special education and related services where and when each child with a disability can benefit. The label of exceptionality will not determine the service delivery. The individual student's needs, as expressed on the Individual Education Plan (IEP), will determine the service delivery in the Least Restrictive Environment.

The Edgewood City School District provides services to students with the following disabilities:

Deaf/Hearing Impaired
Developmental Delay
Intellectual Disability
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impaired
Preschooler with a Disability (ages 3-5)
Serious Emotional Disturbance
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visually Impaired

The Edgewood City School District also provides the following related services:

Psychological Services
Speech & Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Orientation and Mobility Services
Visual Supports
Audiological Support
Educational Assistants
Work Study
Vocational Support (VOSE)

The Edgewood City School District also provides assistance to students who qualify for a 504 Accommodation Plan. Section 504 is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination against "otherwise qualified handicapped individuals" in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. If a student if found not to be eligible under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the requirements of Section 504 may be applicable if he or she meets the Section 504 of the disability, which is any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity.

The Edgewood City School District also provides home instruction to those individual students who cannot attend their school due to a medical or psychological reason. If a parent is considering home instruction for their child, he/she needs to obtain a medical/psychological statement from a doctor which states the following:

  • The condition why the child cannot attend school and the projected duration of the condition which limits the students ability to participate in the regular classroom setting.

  • In addition, the building level principal will need to complete the School Age Request for Assistance which will state his/her recommendation for the child to receive home instruction.

If you have any questions concerning the programs/services listed above, please call Lindsay White at 513-867-3400, ext. 1037.

An additional resource for parents is our local State Support Team Region 13 at High Co. Educational Service Center, 11083 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45231. 513-674-4244.