Fostoria City Schools

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Student Services

The Student Services Department of Fostoria City Schools is located at:

                Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
                District Administration Offices
                1001 Park Avenue
                Fostoria, Ohio 44830 
Student Services, under the direction of Jennifer Abell, is responsible for the coordination of nurses, ESL, Special Education, Preschool, Guidance, School Psychologists, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

Special Education

Students ages 3 through 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act are provided services according to Ohio’s Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities.  Students receive specialized instruction both within a regular classroom setting and in resource classrooms by certified staff.  It is our goal to provide children with disabilities the best conditions for learning within our school system.  The State of Ohio Operating Standards for Students with Disabilities are implemented to ensure that all children with disabilities have available a free appropriate public education that emphasizes specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs.

Accommodations Manual - ODE - February 2011

Click here for a copy of A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
This guide can help you understand your rights and your child’s rights according to IDEA and the Ohio Operating Standards. It also gives you information and resources to help you understand your child’s special education supports and services. ODE is in the process of translating this document into the top 10 foreign languages in Ohio (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Vietnamese). A link to the translated versions will be added as soon as available.

Although the above A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education is replacing the formerly utilized WHOSE IDEA IS THIS (below), the WHOSE IDEA document will still be accessible here and may continue to serve as a valuable resource for parents.  Information related to steps to getting services, specific ETR and IEP information, disability terms and definitions, and other information relevant to special education Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed through this document.

Whose IDEA Is This?

(A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004)
To assist districts with meeting the requirement of providing the procedural safeguards notice to parents in their native language (3301-51-05 (H)(3)), ODE translated this document into the top 10 foreign languages in Ohio (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Vietnamese). The translations are available here.

Memorandum to Amend whose IDEA Is This - January 21, 2014

Preschool Program

The purpose of the Fostoria City Schools Preschool Program is to provide an enriched environment that will foster enriched meaningful experiences for learning, exploring and peer involvement.  Our preschool curriculum follows the Ohio Department of Education‘s Early Learning Content Standards in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Our program is built upon the belief that learning is a collaborative process that occurs between the home and schools.  Also, knowledge and skills are acquired by a child through “hands-on” experiences. Students are provided a rich learning environment with structured and unstructured activities designed to encourage exploration and discovery which are essential in helping young children learn basic academic skills while promoting positive social and behavioral growth.

Our Preschool Program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and is located at:

                                Fostoria Elementary School
                                1202 H. L. Ford Dr.
                                Fostoria, Ohio 44830

School Psychologist

Fostoria City Schools has a certified school psychologist on staff.    The School Psychologist conducts assessments to evaluate students on criteria such as intelligence, aptitude, and psychopathology. Additionally, she often consults with teachers and other school personnel help to supply interventions to aid in student learning.


Director of Student Services

Phone: 419-436-4101


School Psychologist

Phone: 419-436-4108


Secretary to the School Psych
Phone: 419-436-4108


Secretary to the Director 
Phone: 419-436-4101


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