Office of Special Services
The Office of Special Services is responsible for overseeing all Special Education Programs, Pathways to Success Program, Career Based Intervention Program (CBI), English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, MCS Technology School, and Helping Hands Preschool.
Bullying Prevention Resources
October 2013 is "Bullying Prevention Month" and Medina City Schools encourages everyone to visit StopBullying.gov for a number of valuable resources to help prevent bullying. Tips for parents or teachers, downloadable handouts, and other materials are available for visitors.
2014 Summer Reinforcement Program (United Way)
All students attending Medina County schools are welcome to attend this summer tutorial program run as a Partner Agency of the United Way of Medina County. Reading and math will be the emphasis of the reinforcement and reteaching offered, although speech/language services will also be available through the Easter Seals of Northeast OH for a small additional fee.
An informational brochure is available here.
The application to attend the SRP can be found here.
Inclusion Teacher (IT) Award
The Department of Student Services is very excited to announce a new award for Medina City School District regular education staff servicing students with disabilities. The Inclusion Teacher (IT) Award will be given to regular education teachers who provide exemplary service to students with special needs in their classroom. You know IT when you see IT and we are asking you to nominate the teachers in your building who have IT!
Please complete the nomination form online to let us know who you think is the best "IT" teacher. Awards will be presented up to twice per year with celebrations at the winners' buildings. Award winners will also be called on stage at the end of the year staff meeting to be recognized by the entire district.
Meet Teresa Lawler, recipient of the very first Inclusion Teacher Award.
Meet Al DiTommaso, recipient of the May 2011 Inclusion Teacher Award.
Meet Chris Miller, recipient of the Winter 2012 Inclusion Teacher Award.
Meet Julie Waugh, recipient of the Spring 2013 Inclusion Teacher Award.
Meet Pam Gemmer, recipient of the Winter 2013 Inclusion Teacher Award.
Whose IDEA Is This? Procedural safeguards handbook for parents (English & foreign language translations)
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health InformationYouth Suicide Fact Sheet
AAS School Prevention Program
After a Suicide-A Toolkit for Schools
Is Path Warm? Suicide Warning Signs
The Role of School Health and Mental Health Providers in Preventing Suicide
The Role of Teachers in Preventing Suicide
Suicide Risk Factors for Students and Staff
Medicaid Billing Information
Medina City Schools is eligible to request reimbursement from federal Medicaid funding programs for medically necessary services provided through the IEP process. Your child's special education services will not be impacted in any way and you will never be billed directly for the services provided. Additional information regarding the notification will be included in the yearly forms update parents complete online for the District.
Please contact the Department of Special Services with any questions you may have. This brochure offers more information from our billing partner, MSB Special Education Solutions.
HEART: Helping Every Child with Autism Reach Tomorrow