Special EducationThe structure and delivery of all special education programs is strictly governed by federal and state law, as well as federal, state, and local policies and procedures. Special education programs are designed for those with a specifically documented disability that has a significant and adverse effect on the ability to learn. Eligible students are provided with a free appropriate public education. Intervention in general education as well as small group and learning center settings are available in each of the district's buildings.
Additional levels and types of supports are provided students with low-incidence disabilities or significant challenges, such as blindness, deafness, or significantly sub-average intellectual (IQ) levels, or with combinations of disabilities. While the district provides for the education of all its students, not all special education programming is provided within the district's buildings. The district does pay for the program, provide transportation, and monitor the effectiveness of each of these programs.
Each year, some eleven percent of Bexley's student population is served in accordance with these laws and procedures. The district's program is guided by a Special Education services plan that is approved annually by committees of parents and district staff members.
Resource LibraryThe Adam Stuart Linhart Memorial Resource Library contains reference and informational materials that are available to all staff and parents. A list of holdings can be accessed on the Resources page (see link at right). Please contact the Parent Mentor forassistance:Jane "Sam" McMillan
Bexley City School District
348 South Cassingham Road Special Services Suite, Room 3236
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 237-4309 ext. 3238Tutoring
Contact Parent Mentor Sam McMillan for a current list of tutors. For more information about the Parent Mentor program or Resources, clink one of the links at right.
Samantha McMastersDirector of Special EducationBexley City School District348 South Cassingham Road Bexley, Ohio 43209(614) 231-7611 ext. 3122Ms. McMasters joined the Bexley City School District in 2014, having previously served as the Director Special Education of the New Albany Plain Local Schools. She has 21 years of experience in Special Education as a teacher, coordinator and director. She holds a B.S. degree in Special Education from Ohio State University and an M.Ed in Literacy from Ashland University. Ms. McMasters was formerly the Director of Student Services for Granville Exempted Village Schools.