Special Education and Disability Services
Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District is committed to offering a free and appropriate public education to meet the unique needs of students in the district with special needs, ages 3-21. The district offers a wide continuum of services to students with special needs, as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004.
A child’s eligibility for special education is determined through the completion of an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) by a school psychologist and team including the family. Students must demonstrate the need for specially designed instruction and/or related services due to a disability that has an adverse impact on the student’s ability to participate in their educational process. Once a request for an evaluation is provided to the district, the district has up to 30 days to respond to the request. The team will agree to complete the evaluation, or present a prior written notice stating the reasons an evaluation will not be conducted. Most often this process occurs through a team meeting. When the district begins an evaluation, there is a 60 day time period allotted for the completion of the evaluation from the time the parental consent is received for the evaluation. Should a child be found eligible for services, the district will write an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) outlining the student’s needs, current levels of performance, and goals and objectives the team wants the child to achieve. The IEP will also outline the services that will be provided to the child.
More information about the special education process can be found at the link under Procedural Safeguards below.
Special Education Supervisor
Intervention Specialists Staff:
K-2 Amy Tritschler
3-6 Terri Harrington
5-6 Katie Miller
7-12 Ashlee Mischler
7-8 Hilary Riepenhoff
7-9 Sam Jacobs
11-12 Dave Johnston
Greene County ESC
Speech and Language
APE (Adaptive Physical Education) Jessica Raffa-Newsome