Golden Rule School

What We Do

We provide education that focuses on each individual child's particular needs to help them meet their potential. All children have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which includes goals set by the parents, school district rep and school officials. 

Services Provided
  • Nursing
  • Service and Support Administration
  • Family Support Services
  • Adaptive Equipment Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility

Who We Serve

The school age program serves ages 6-22.
The following list of school districts have been serviced by 
  • Cambridge City Schools
  • Rolling Hills Local School District
  • East Guernsey Local School District
  • East Muskingum School District
*One of the school's goals is to have each student visit their home school once a month. This is to help improve socialization. Presently there is one student that visits monthly and participates in the activities of the resource room with the other students.


  • Unique Learning System - an online, interactive, standards based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Subscribers download and interact with monthly, instructional, thematic units. Each unit contains special education lesson plans and interactive materials teachers can use in classroom learning activities. There are three levels of tasks.
  • Vizzle - an easy to use, engaging program that is highly visual and interactive. The students learn to make choices from two answers.
  • Brainpop Jr. - a computer program that contains topics ranging from science to writing. There are animated movies, learning games and activities to promote learning.
  • MOVE - The Golden Rule School staff had move training in the Fall of 2016. MOVE (Mobile Opportunities Via Education.Experience) is an activity-based program used in homes, schools and the community. MOVE combines the individual's present abilities with an instructional process during motivational activities to help the individual improve their mobility skills of sitting, standing, walking and transitioning - leading to improved health, independence, dignity and inclusion of the individual in the family and community. Each student  in the Golden Rule School has a stander and a pacer in which they use every day. All students have shown motor skill improvement since beginning the MOVE program.


About Us

The Golden Rule School provides education, vocational learning, and therapeutic services to children that have multiple disabilities or are considered medically fragile and require an environment that is more restrictive than a public school setting. Children must be referred for placement in the Golden Rule School by their local school district. Students are determined eligible through the results of an Evaluation Team Report (ETR), input from the student’s parents and professionals and consideration of the least restrictive environment where the child’s needs will best be met. The school program is for student’s ages six through twenty-one.  

There are four students presently attending Golden Rule School. 

Local school districts place their students in this school placement because it offers intense educational opportunities, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for students facing multiple challenges including behavioral issues, blindness, autism and mobility issues.

As required by law, the County Board of DD establishes the following Wellness Policy.


Lead Teacher
Peg Zerkle
Rusty Kinney