Special Education

Jennie Pierson
Jennie Pierson
Director - Student Services

937-780-2988 Ext: Ext:

Federal Funding - 2021-22 School Year
The Fairfield Local School District will receive federal funding through the following student programs for the 2021-2022 school year:

Title I - School-Wide Assistance
Title II-A - Improving Teacher Quality
IDEA - Early Childhood Special Education
IDEA-B - Special Education Expanding Opportunities
Title IV - Student Support & Academic Achievement
ESSER - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
ARP ESSER - American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
Free & Reduced Lunch Program
Improving Teacher Quality


The Consolidated Application for the 2021-2022 school year has been prepared and electronically submitted to the Ohio Department of Education.  Any parent, guardian, or other individual interested in reviewing the application should call Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221 to schedule a review appointment. 

Special Education Services:

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires students with disabilities ages preschool through school age to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Fairfield Local Schools provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of learners with special needs in their least restrictive environment.

For more information on the Policies and Procedures related to special education, please visit the following site:http://www.edresourcesohio.org/files/whose_idea_is_this.pdf


Child Find


The Fairfield Local School District’s adopted Child Find Policy requires that all children below twenty-two (22) years of age residing within the district, who have a disability regardless of the severity of the disability, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulations and state standards.


For children birth through age two, a disability means that a child have a behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/or social or emotional development deficit.


For children age three through five years of age, a disability means that a child has a documented deficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearing abilities, motor functioning, social emotional/behavior functioning or vision abilities.


For school-age children, a disability means a person having one or more conditions such as autism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap, orthopedically and/or other health handicaps, emotional/behavior handicap, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury or vision handicap.


If you are aware of a child who you think may have a disability, please contact Jennie Pierson, Director of Special Education Services at 937-780-2221.