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Special Services Coordinator


Mrs. Joanna Yokum

330-882-6926  ext. 564003





Special Education

     The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) provides for a free appropriate public education for all individuals with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 in the least restrictive environment. We are committed to providing children with disabilities the best conditions for learning, while keeping in compliance with federal and state regulations. Our department fosters alignment with Ohio’s Operating Standards, Content Standards and Performance Standards for Ohio’s Schools.

     The Special Education programs in Manchester ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes specially-designed instruction to meet their unique needs. We offer a continuum of for students who have been determined eligible for specially designed instruction.

What is Special Education?

     Special education services are based on federal law, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).  IDEA protects students with disabilities who are eligible for services, providing them an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) designed to meet their unique needs.  IDEA provides safeguards to ensure that students receive a comprehensive school-based evaluation before determining if a student is eligible for special education.  

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