Special Services

STAFF

Special Services

531 Washington Ave
Ravenna, OH 44266

Phone: 330-297-6708

Fax: 330-297-7605

Jessica Haynes
Director of Special Services

Lori Bulkoski
Executive Secretary

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment

 

 
Ravenna School District provides a continuum of specialized services for our students with disabilities. Each year the needs of our students with Individual Education Plans are reviewed and service plans are developed. The IEP team meets annually to review each student’s Individual Education Plan in order to to provide specially designed instruction based on the student’s needs. A variety of in house programs exist to meet the needs of our students with:
 
  •  Hearing Impairments
  •  Speech or Language Impairments
  • Visual Impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Severe Emotional Disturbance
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Physical Impairments
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
 

CHILD FIND NOTICE

Every school district has the responsibility to seek out and identify children in need of special education services.
Once identified, a child with a disability is entitled to services provided through the district in which they reside at no cost to the family.
 
  •  For children birth-3 years of age, a disability would be an established condition known to result in a documented developmental delay.
  •  For children ages 3-5, a disability is considered a documented deficit in one or more of the following areas-communication, vision, hearing, motor skills, social/emotional/behavior functioning, self help skills or cognitive skills.
  •  For children 5-21, a disability is the identification of one or more of the following conditions; autism, hearing impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and or visual impairment including blindness.
  • If you suspect your child may have a disability, please contact Jessica Haynes, Special Education Director for the Ravenna School District at (330) 297-6708 or email her by clicking on this link: jessica.haynes@ravennaschools.us

 

Medicaid Alert:

 Attention Medicaid Members!  Don’t risk losing your health coverage.

As of April 2023, Medicaid will start sending out renewal packets.  You are required to complete this information to renew your current Medicaid eligibility or transition to other coverage if you are no longer eligible for Medicaid.

Make sure your address and email are up to date and current with your County Department of Jobs and Family Services (CDJFS).  Renewal Packets going to the wrong address will result in the termination of Medicaid coverage.  Here are ways to update your contact information:

  • Call 1-844-640-6446 Monday through Friday 8 am to 4pm.
  • Access your existing Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal at benefits.ohio.gov, click on “Access my Benefits”, then click “Report a Change to my Case” and follow the prompts.
  • Contact your CDJFS at Medicaid.ohio.gov/dropdown, then select your county from the dropdown for contact information.

Check your mail and respond to renewal packets.  If members don’t respond, they risk losing their Medicaid coverage.

  • Renewal packets can be completed online at benefits.ohio.gov, in-person, by mail to their CDJFS, or by phone at 1-844-640-6446.
  •  If the due date has passed, still send/complete online your renewal packet.  You have 90 days to re-enroll without needing to submit a new application.

ODM has put together the ODM Toolkit – Resuming Routine Eligibility Operations to assist with the renewal packet process for families.  

Full link for ODM Toolkit is https://medicaid.ohio.gov/static/Stakeholders,%20Partners/Unwinding/ODM%20Partner%20Packet_Resuming%20routine%20operations_vSHARE.pdf