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Bethel's Resources for Special Education

"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way."

- John Evans


Bethel Local Schools provides special education services for all students Prek-12. These services may include supervision, school psychologists, therapies, transition and other services. Services are provided through learning assistant teams, 504s, and Individualized Education Plans. It's the district's goal to develop individual student strengths and facilitate their development.


Questions or Concerns Regarding 504s or Individualized Education Plans 

Tony Cochren

Special Education Director

Kelsey Garwood

Elementary Intervention Specialist

Madison Eggenschwiller Elementary Intervention Specialist
Holly Smith Elementary Intervention Specialist
Michael Purvis MS Intervention Specialist
Barb Peck MS/HS Intervention Specialist
Karen Dirks HS Intervention Specialist


A Guide to Parental Rights in Special Education


Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Students with Disabilities

  • Free Appropriate Public Education or "FAPE" means special education and related services that:
    • (a) Are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge;
    • (b) Meet the standards of the Ohio department of education, including the requirements of this rule;
    • (c) Include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education in the state involved; and 
    • (d) Are provided in conformity with an IEP that meets the requirements of rule 3301-51-07 of the Administrative Code for individualized education programs.


Jon Peterson Scholarship


Autism Scholarship


Community Resources

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities



Salt & Sea Salt 2018-19 Schedule

Salt 2019 Flyer



* Our Special Education is always Evolving...check periodically for more information as we develop this page.


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