The Canfield Local School District received the highest rating and received no findings of noncompliance for a fifth consecutive year by The Ohio Department of Education in the Special Education Annual Rating and the Special Education Profile. The Ohio Department of Education rates the performance of special education programs in each district annually using these two tools.
For five years, the Canfield Local School District received the highest rating possible with no required remedial actions in the Special Education Annual Rating. This rating is based on compliance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and for performance of students with disabilities.
Additionally, the Canfield Schools received no findings of noncompliance or required remedial actions in the Special Education Profile. This profile shows a district’s progress over time in meeting goals for students with disabilities. The design of the profile helps districts use data regarding the academic growth of groups of students to keep improving their special education programs. These indicators have been organized into four essential questions to help guide continuous improvement:
1. Are young children with disabilities entering kindergarten ready to learn?
2. Are children with disabilities achieving at high levels?
3. Are youth with disabilities prepared for life, work, and postsecondary education?
4. Does the district implement IDEA to improve services and results for children with disabilities?
The profile is also designed to inform a district of any noncompliance or required activities that must be completed to demonstrate compliance with IDEA.
John Tullio, Interim Superintendent says, “This finding from the Ohio Department of Education solidifies that we are committed to our vision which states ‘We will create an educational environment which challenges each student to achieve at their highest potential…’ Our staff, k-12, is to be commended for their outstanding efforts in meeting the needs of our students at their level.”