Special Education Services
Special Education services in Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district are committed to addressing the unique needs of all students who meet the requirements under IDEA by providing students a free and appropriate public education.
For a brief intro on the nature of special education services provided by the district, please read this guide.
Special education is governed by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards).
Please see “A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education” (procedural safeguards) for additional information on procedural safeguards and parents’ rights under IDEA and Ohio Operating Standards.
Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools is working to identify and locate all individuals from ages 3-21 who may have disabilities. For more information, please contact our special education department (contact information below):
Special Education Administrative Contact Information
Debbie Tomlin, Administrative Assistant to Special Education & Preschool
3757 Upper Bellbrook Road
Bellbrook, OH 45305
Todd Whalen, Special Education Supervisor
Katie Weber, School Psychologist
Preschool & Bell Creek Intermediate
Jenna Sandlund, School Psychologist
Stephen Bell Elementary
Evan Geist, School Psychologist
Bellbrook Middle & Bellbrook High School
Ann MaGuire, Parent Mentor
Disability Specific Information
Students qualify for special education services through a multi-factored evaluation team report (ETR)
Ohio Disability Category Definitions
Disability Specific Resources from ODE’s website
Children with special needs 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. For additional information see the links below:
Autism Scholarship Program
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Vocational Planning and Post Secondary Transition Resources
In Ohio, students with disabilities ages 14 or younger, if appropriate, formally enter into the secondary transition planning process. A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive planning that is driven by the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths. This comprehensive planning moves students toward successful future outcomes in competitive, integrated employment, education, and independent living.
The following links include resources to support transitions and employment goals:
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities