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Lynchburg Clay Local School District
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        Lynchburg–ClayLocalSchool Districtis committed to the education of all resident children, including those with disability conditions that require special programs or services.  You can help us fulfill our desire and obligation by letting us know of children who, because of one or more disabilities, may require extra help. The term “disability” includes such conditions as hearing, speech or language, physical, orthopedic or visual impairment, learning, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities, health impairment such as epilepsy or cardiac illness and other sever or multiple disabilities.

       In order to serve disabled children, we must identify them and evaluate their needs by means of a multifactored evaluation.  Then we must meet with parents, our staff, and other professionals to determine the most appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. 

       If you know of a child who is disabled or may be suspected of being disabled, write to the District Supervisor/Coordinator, Special Education, Lynchburg-Clay Local School District, P.O. Box 515, Lynchburg, Ohio 45142 or call 937.364.9119
       Funding for special education programs comes from local, state, and federal funds. Each year, we must write proposals for the use of the Federal Flow-Thru Funds. We welcome your suggestions on the best use of the federal funds to extend our services to disabled children.

Special Education

     Lynchburg-ClayLocalSchool District offers preschool services for handicapped students. Children ages 3-5 who are identified as handicapped under the guidelines of IDEIA* are eligible for these services. If you suspect our child is handicapped and would like more information on the preschool programs or any other programs, contact Lynchburg-ClayLocal School District at 937.364.2338.

      Lynchburg-ClayLocalSchool District receives funds from IDEA-Part B for use in special education programming. If you have any suggestion or input regarding the use of these funds, please feel free to contact our office with any recommendations.

* Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004


Parent Notification of Scholarship Programs
with Disabilities

Senate Bill 316 established a new requirement related to students with disabilities that
becomes effective on September 24, 2012. Per Ohio revised Code Section
3323.052, each time a school district completes an evaluation for a child with
a disability, or undertakes the development, review or revision of the child’s
IEP the district shall notify the child’s parent by letter or electronic means
about both the Autism Scholarship Program, under section 3310.41 of the Revised
Code, and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, under 3310.51 to
3310.64 of the Revised Code.

The content of the notification must include the information below:

Parent Notification of Scholarship Programs for
Students with Disabilities

Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that
implements the child’s individualized education program and that is operated by
an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider.

Information on scholarship programs are available from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) web site at

*For information on the Autism Scholarship Program, search Autism Scholarship Program.
*For information on the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, search

Jon Peterson Scholarship.

For additional information or questions on these scholarship programs, contact:

Office of Nonpublic Educational Options (614) 466-5743

Toll-free: (877)644-6338

301 E. Pearl Street P.O. Box 515   Lynchburg, Ohio 45142   937-364-2338/Fax 937-364-2339
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