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775 Rathmell Road
Columbus, Ohio 43207
P: (614) 491-8044
F: (614) 491-8323
Department of Special Education
ViewHamilton Local Schools
Jamie Rawson, Director

Hamilton Local Schools
Department of Special Education
775 Rathmell Road
Columbus, OH 43207
office: 614-491-8044 x1233
fax: 614-491-8931
Hamilton Local School District provides services to students ages 3 through 22 identified as disabled under Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Special education services are provided in accordance with Ohio's Model Policies and Procedures for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Approximately 12% of the Hamilton Local student population has been identified with a disability. The special education students' needs are typically served in the regular education classroom with additional support provided by an intervention specialist. Special education services are provided according to each child's individual needs and in the least restrictive environment.

Special Education Team
Administrative Assistant
Kris Murphy

School Psychologists
Lisa Payne, Ed.S., CALP Grades PK-3
Alyssa Diefenthaler, Ed.S. Grades 4-8
Denise Kapps, Grades 9-12

Speech Language Pathologists
Molly Peiffer, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ashley Brady, M.A., CCC-SLP
View our complete Speech Intervention Resource page.

Child Find
The Hamilton Local School District is committed to the identification, location, and evaluation, as required by IDEA and federal regulations, for all children between the ages of 3 and 22. If you have knowledge of or suspect a child has a disability please contact Jamie Rawson, Director of Special Education, at 614-491-8044 ext. 1233, with concerns and/or names for Child Find referral within the Hamilton Local School District.

Vocational & Transition Information
The Hamilton Local School District is committed to transition planning for our students. The following links may provide assistance to our future, current, and previous high school students:

EdResources Secondary Transition Planning
Ohio Career Information System
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Parent Training Info & Dates
State Support Team (Region 11) - Parent Training Dates
Complete list and information of State Support Team Parent Trainings for the 2014-2015 school year.
Resource Guides
Whose IDEA Is This?
An Updated Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. (4-2-12)
Whose IDEA Is This? Prior Written Consent Table Adendum
Whose IDEA Is This? Prior Written Notice Table Adendum
Operating Standards
2008 Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities
Model Policies and Procedures
Official ODE Special Education Model Policies and Procedures
Bipolar Children Parents Guide
Information for parents who have children with bipolar disorder.
Web Resources
Special Education Links
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District Administrative Offices
775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Hamilton Township High School 614-491-8044 x1800 614-492-1495 Hamilton Elementary School 614-491-8044 x1300 614-492-1499
Hamilton Middle School 614-491-8044 x1500 614-491-0260 Hamilton Preschool 614-491-8044 x1231 614-491-5564
Hamilton Intermediate School 614-491-8044 x1600 614-492-1059 Hamilton Alternative Academy 614-491-8044 x1240 614-491-5564
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