Special Education

The Woodmore Local School District provides free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to all resident students with special needs from ages three to 21, as required by federal law. Woodmore Schools offers a wide-range of Special Education programs and services. To receive special education services, a student must first be evaluated and meet state criteria. Once qualified, an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed for the student. Students are served in the least restrictive environment possible, based on their individual needs. Parents meet with the district staff annually to determine appropriate educational goals and services.

Woodmore also participates in mandated Child Find procedures, which requires the district to locate, evaluate and identify resident children suspected of having a disability. Screenings are available to preschool-age children who are suspected of having developmental delays. For children age birth to 36 months, contact your resident county Help Me Grow office (Sandusky—419-334-6314, Ottawa—567-262-3141). For children age three to five, please contact the district directly by contacting:

Carla Smith, Director of Special Education (419-862-1070 ext. 305) csmith@woodmoreschools.com

Marcia Harman, Special Education Administrative Assistant (419-862-1070 ext. 302) mharman@woodmoreschools.com

Carla Smith

Special Education Director

419-862-1070 ex. 2790


Hannah Purk

School Psychologist

419-862-1070 ex. 2070


Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of education has provided a website with multiple resources for families of students with disabilities.

Additional Special Education Resources

Some additional resources for parents and caregivers of students with disabilities can be found here and are provided by the District.

Parent Notification of Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities:

Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider. Information on scholarship programs are available from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) web site at this link www.education.ohio.gov.

  • For information on the Autism Scholarship, search Autism Scholarship Program

  • For information on the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, search Jon Peterson Scholarship

Area Child Care Providers

This list is maintained by the district to inform parents only. This is not an advertisement or endorsement by the district for any of these providers. Please notify the director of student services if you would like to be added or removed from this list.

Chelle Bauder - Woodville - 419-217-5246

Solomon Lutheran School - 305 W Main St - 419-849-3600

Village Early Childhood Center - 1205 Main, Genoa - 419-855-9605

Light the Way (at Trinity Lutheran) - 340 Toledo St - 419-862-3431

St. John's Nurturing Center - 1213 Washington, Genoa - 419-855-7158

Kersten's Korner - 11969 SR105, Oak Harbor - 419-898-0099