Welcome to the Department of Pupil Services
The Department of Pupil Services at Medina City Schools oversees a wide variety of programming and resources within the district. The primary responsibility of the department is oversight of all phases of the district's special education programs, which includes the Helping Hands Preschool and out-of-district placements that involve Medina students. Other responsibilities include providing district test coordination services, assisting with English Learner (EL) issues, providing Section 504 disability support, assisting with positive behavior interventions & support implementation, and guiding Multi-Tiered Systems of Support implementation.
For additional information on the Helping Hands Preschool, please visit the Northrop Elementary building page under "Our Building."
Announcements from Pupil Services
On Sunday, October 29, 2017, our friends from ABC Therapy, Ltd. will be hosting a trick or treat event for children of all ability levels. The event will provide for crafts, games, refreshments, and (of course) trick or treat opportunities. Bring your little costumed family member to the AI Root Community Room at 623 West Liberty Street in Medina from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for all the festivities.
Please call 330-666-2228 or 330-472-0458 for more information. Email questions also accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Educational Service Center of Medina County is offering an introduction to the basics of American Sign Language through a morning of games and play. The event will be held November 18, 2017, in the lower level conference room at the ESC (124 W Washington St in Medina) from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Registration information available by calling Jennifer Gannon at 330-723-6393, extension 125 during normal business hours.
“Child find” is the process of evaluating and identifying children who may be in need of special education and related services. Both state and local education agencies are given the responsibility by federal and state laws to conduct child find activities, so that children who need special instructional supports have the opportunity to receive those services.
“Child Find” is also designed to promote public awareness of disabilities, to alert the general public about children who may have special needs or disabilities, to assist school districts in finding children who may have disabilities, and to enable children (and their families) to receive the special education services/supports that are needed.
For the purposes of “Child Find,” a disability may be defined as either a documented developmental delay or diagnosed condition in children from birth through age 2 and, for ages 3 through 21, identification as meeting the criteria for one of the following categories of eligibility: Autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment (including deafness), learning disability, intellectual impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and/or visual impairment (including blindness).
Almost anyone can assist the district in locating children who might have these needs. If you know of a child who might fit one of the above categories, please contact Medina City Schools’ Department of Pupil Services so that we can gather information that will help us to decide whether the child needs to be evaluated. Free testing is available to families to determine whether a special education need exists. Once identified, the services and supports needed to provide an appropriate public education are provided at no extra charge as well.
The Medina City Schools’ Department of Pupil Services can be reached at 330-636-3090 or via email at email@example.com to share any concerns you may have about a child’s development.
Mr. Paul Kidd
Director of Pupil Services
739 Weymouth Rd
Medina, Ohio 44256
Mrs. Mine Pazitka
Assistant Director of Pupil Services
739 Weymouth Rd
Medina, Ohio 44256
Mrs. Mary Mitman
Contact for: Tuition Issues
Mrs. Chris Douglas
Special Education Secretary
Contact for: IEPs, ETRs, Special Transportation