CHILD FIND PUBLIC NOTICE
Child Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify, through child find, all children in the Youngstown Academy of Excellence who are enrolled at the school, including those who are homeless or wards of the state who may be in need of special education and related services.
A child with a disability is a child having a cognitive disability (e.g. mental retardation), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), a speech or language impairment, a serious emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities.
Parent, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help Youngstown Academy of Excellence find any child who may have a disability and need special education and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special contact the Chief Administrative officer at (330) 746-3970.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
Youngstown Academy of Excellence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion in the educational programs and/or activities operated by the District insofar as employment opportunities. The District considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally-protected status. The District is an equal opportunity employer.
It is the intent of the Youngstown Academy of Excellence to limit the disclosure of information contained in a student’s education records, except; (1) by the prior written consent of the student’s parent(s) or the eligible student, (2) as directory information or (3) under certain circumstances, as permitted by law.
It is the right of the student’s parent(s) or an eligible student to seek to correct parts of the student’s education records which he/she believed to be inaccurate, misleading or in violation of students rights. This right includes a hearing to present evidence that the records should be changed if the District decides not to alter them according to the parent(s) or eligible student’s request.
A student’s parent(s) or eligible student should contact the District office to obtain copies of this policy.