The Westlake City School District Pupil Services Department supports the district’s vision to provide a dynamic, student-centered, positive learning environment. The department supports the following areas: Registration; Special Education; English as a Second Language and the Preschool Program.
Ohio Department of Education Resources:
Special Education Laws, Operating Standards and Procedures
How Ohio fulfills its legal obligation to provide education to children with disabilities.
Students with Disabilities
Students with physical, mental or emotional impairments that interfere with or prevent normal achievement in the classroom.
A link to the ODE Consent Order regarding special education students and their access to a free and appropriate public education.
Kindergarten Entrance Age
Each child who is five years of age on or before August 1 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten.
The district complies with the Ohio Department of Education to review and update these notices on an annual basis. Notices last reviewed on 9/15/14.
Elementary Overflow Notice
The district utilizes enrollment data and transportation considerations in determining overflow placements annually.
FERPA Release Objection Info.
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
24525 Hilliard Blvd.
Westlake, OH 44145
IEP Basics for Families
Informational meetings held regularly are hosted by the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga counth (ESC). Click here for more information. Programs are free, but registration is preferred.
Become a Surrogate Parent
When the parents of a child with disabilities are involved and informed, they are an extra assurance that the student will receive needed educational services. But...some students with disabilities don’t have parents to represent them.
Westlake City Schools is seeking representatives from each of our buildings to serve as surrogate parents. If you have already volunteered for this, we thank you, but we'd like to give others the opportunity to make a difference in a student's educational career. If this is something you are interested in.
What is a surrogate parent?
This document answers the questions; What is a surrogate parent? What does a surrogate parent do? and more.
Interested? Training is available online, http://parentsurrogate.edresourcesohio.org/
Let us know once you complete the training and we'll add you to our list of available surrogates.