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Special Education Profile from ODE a Reason to Celebrate

Based on 2016-2017 school year data, the district will not be required to file a Corrective Action Plan with the state. That means the district is meeting its goals, over time, for students with disabilities. Districts not meeting these indicators are required to file a Corrective Action Plan with the Office for Exceptional Children through the ODE. Fairfield fared favorably in all areas of the report which answers the following questions/indicators set forth by the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
-Are young children with disabilities entering kindergarten ready to learn?
-Are children with disabilities achieving at high levels?
-Are youth with disabilities prepared for life, work, and post secondary education?
-Does the district implement IDEA to improve services and results for children with disabilities?
In the past, Fairfield City School District has had to complete at least one Corrective Action Plan in order to comply with the Office for Exceptional Children.  
"This is a huge accomplishment that should be celebrated," said Kathy Gilbert, director of special services for the district. "We still have work to do. However, the district is on the right track." 
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