The Special Education Department is committed to providing a comprehensive and seamless continuum of quality services for students with disabilities that facilitates the students' academic and social/emotional growth.
The Special Education Department also works in conjunction to assess and serve students at other local locations including Piqua Catholic Elementary School, Piqua Seventh Day Adventist School, and Nicholas School.
Who is eligible for special education services?
Special education services are provided to students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Piqua City Schools ensures that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to our community’s children with disabilities from age three through to adulthood ending at their twenty-second birthday.
“Child with a disability” means a child evaluated in accordance with rule 3301-51-06 of the Administrative Code as having an intellectual disability (mental retardation), a hearing impairment (including deafness), a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment (including blindness), a serious emotional disturbance (referred to in this rule as “emotional disturbance”), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, a developmental delay (for a child between the ages of 3 and 5), or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
What services are available and how are services determined?
These services include integrated preschool programs for children with identified special needs ages 3-5 yrs.; general education teachers working with Intervention Specialists to meet the needs of students kindergarten through grade 12; individual/small group instruction; resource rooms and special classes. Services are based on the individual needs of the student as documented in the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Other special education related services, such as, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech/language therapy, etc. are available based on a student's IEP.
Students who require special programs that are not provided by the Piqua City Schools may attend regional programs such as Miami County Educational Services Center Opportunity School or Social Communication Unit or the Montgomery County Learning Centers, for example.
Special Education Administrative Contact Information:
Board of Education
215 Looney Rd.
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Fax (937) 778-4517
Director of Special Education
(937) 773- 4321 ext. 6711
Administrative Assistant/Case Manager
(937) 773-4321 ext. 6701
Miami County ESC Supervisor of Special Programs
2000 West Stanfield Rd.
Troy, Ohio 45373 Fax: (937) 339-3256
Miami County ESC Supervisor of Preschool Programs
Piqua City Schools Psychological Services
School psychological services support families, school, and the community in meeting the academic and mental health needs of students.
The school psychologists:
Consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals to promote student well being and achievement.
Advocate sound educational practices for all students.
Provide formal assessments of a child's abilities, learning styles, emotional development, and social skills.
Notice from the Special Education Department
The Piqua City School District joins districts across Ohio in ongoing efforts to identify, locate and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Public school districts are responsible for providing a “free and appropriate” public education to any child living in the district – including children with disabilities, regardless of the nature or extent of the disability. If you have a child, or are aware of a child, who may have a disability, you are encouraged to contact the district’s Special Education Department: .Amy Todd, Director of Special Education, at 937-773-4321
145 E. St. Rt. 36 Piqua, OH
P: (937) 773-6540 | F: (937) 778-2995
800 N. Sunset Drive Piqua, OH
P: (937) 773-8472 | F: (937) 778-2992
Piqua Central Intermediate and Out-of-District
807 Nicklin Avenue Piqua, OH
P: (937) 773-2017 | F: (937) 778-2988
Piqua Junior High
1 Tomahawk Trail Piqua, OH
P: (937) 778-2997 | F: (937) 773-2574
Piqua High School/Upper Valley Career Center1 Indian Trail Piqua, OH
P: (937) 773-6314 | F: (937) 778-4514
Notice from Ohio Department of Education's Chief Legal Counsel:
The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. A link to the settlement is below. To be clear, our District is not a defendant in this lawsuit and is not accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community: