Welcome to the Department of Special Services!

 
We welcome a collaborative relationship among parents, support staff and educators in order to facilitate the independence and success of each student. Please contact us any time with questions or comments. We ask that you please take a moment and click here to complete our parent survey.
 
Nicole K. Stalter, NCSP
Director of Special Services
330-302-0316
 
 
Special Education Instructional Coach
 
We are excited to announce Kim Manix as our Special Education Instructional Coach! This is a new position to support the entire district's Special Education Department. Kim comes to this position with 30 years of experience as an intervention specialist. Most of her career has been as an intervention specialist at Cloverleaf Middle School. She has been the Special Education Department Head for grades 6-12, Medina County Teacher of the Year, and a member of the district IEP Compliance Team. For the 2018-19 school year, our coaching focus will be on compliance and transition. Kim has a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be a great asset to our team and our students! 
 

What Are Special Services?

 
Special Services refers to a variety of programs and supports designed to assist students in their efforts to make progress in the general education environment. Some typical examples include speech therapy, identification of disabilities, and special education instruction.
 
Who Is Eligible?
 
Typically, only students who have been identified as having a "disability" are eligible to receive special education support, but special services also includes students who are "gifted" and those needing intervention assistance due to behavior or academic struggles.
 
Special Education
 
Special education means specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Specifically designed instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child the content, methodology or delivery of instruction. Please click HERE to learn more. 
 
Child Find
 
Cloverleaf Local Schools is committed to the location and identification of all un-served individuals with disabilities from birth through 22 years of age. Location and referral of children meeting this criteria (Child Find) may be initiated by anyone with knowledge of the child and suspecting the child may have a disability. Please contact the Director of Special Services, Nicole Stalter, at 330-302-0316 or Nicki.Stalter@cloverleaflocal.org, with any questions, concerns, or names for Child Find referral within the Cloverleaf Local School District.
 
How Do I Learn More?
 
First, check out the supplemental pages under the links to the left. If you have additional questions after that, feel free to call Cloverleaf's Special Services Department at 330-302-0316. We will do our best to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your student's development.
 
IDEIA-B Annual Public Notice
 
Cloverleaf Local School District participates in the federally funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, Title VI-B). This federally-funded program provides supplemental assistance to school districts for supporting the educational program and the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities from three through 22 years of age. If you have any questions or comments regarding these two federal programs, please contact the Director of Special Services, Nicole Stalter, at 330-302-0316 or Nicki.Stalter@cloverleaflocal.org, with any questions, concerns, or names for Child Find referral within the Cloverleaf Local School District.
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