Laura Collier, Director of Student Services
The Student Services Department in Centerville City Schools encompasses a large variety of programs and services for the district including:
- Special Education
- Section 504 Plans
- Programming for English Learners
- School Health
- Home Instruction
- Gifted Acceleration
- School Attendance and Truancy
For more information on these areas, please visit the links on this page or contact Laura Collier, Director of Student Services, at (937) 433-8841.
Child Find for Children with Disabilities
If you know of a child or suspect a child may have a disability who resides in Centerville City Schools district, please contact the Director of Student Services at (937) 433-8841.
Public schools are required by federal and state law to find all children with disabilities, ages birth through 21, and provide special education services for ages 3-21 for any child identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Disabilities under IDEIA include speech and language, hearing impairments, visual impairments, specific learning disability, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, orthopedic disability, autism and traumatic brain injury and developmental disability (preschool only). If after an evaluation, a child is determined to have a disability under IDEIA, the child is eligible to receive special education services through the school district.
All information related to the referral, evaluation, identification and special education services is confidential information. Parents retain specific rights related to confidentiality, review of records, release of information and accuracy of records for any child referred to special education, identified as special education or who receives special education services.
For additional information or a copy of the procedural safeguards for parents, please contact the Director of Student Services, 111 Virginia Ave., Centerville, OH 45458 or call the Student Services office at (937) 433-8841.
Homeless Children and Youth Program
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:
- Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
- Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
- Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc.)
- Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
- Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations
Click here for more information on this act.
If you are aware of a homeless family who needs assistance, please contact the Director of Student Services, 111 Virginia Ave., Centerville, OH 45458 or call the Student Services office at (937) 433-8841.