It's a federal program to help all students get a good education and meet academic standards. Title I can help the whole school. Symmes Valley is a schoolwide Title I program. This allows eligible schools to use Title I money to pay for educational programs for the whole district. A schoolwide Title I program can offer services and programs that can help improve your child's education. A good education can give your child a better chance of success in life.
Students in the Symmes Valley Local Schools are identified as gifted using a variety of instruments. The identification process is ongoing, and students are rescreened throughout their school career for possible identification.
You will find helpful links and downloads regarding identification procedures, service offered at each grade level, activities for grade level supports for parents, and much more.
For more information on gifted education in Ohio, download the following documents or visit the Ohio Department of Gifted Information Home Page.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program was designed to make sure all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless. This includes preschool education.
State and local education agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience.
Symmes Valley Local Schools will provide homeless children and youth the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held.
For more information on the rights of and services available to children and youth experiencing homelessness, please contact: Kim Wells at (740)643-2371 or
Student Participation in Testing
Federal and State laws require all districts and schools to test all student in specific grades and courses. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing, and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form.
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Proposed Class Action Settlement Doe v. Ohio Department of Education
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: Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement
Information for Parents
A parent's guide to children and youth experiencing homelessness