School Age Services

Lead Teacher, Peg Zerkle Photo

Lead Teacher

Peg Zerkle

Ext. 6850

School Supports

The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) recognizes the local school districts' success and their impact on student achievement and education in the least restrictive environment. To aide in those efforts the GCBDD provides Service and Mini Grants to enhance value added supports to schools and their students.

The grants provide continuing educational opportunities for Special Education educators; OCALI Conference, M.O.V.E., PEC's, and the National Autism Conference. These grants also offer services to students such as training and coaching through Haughland's Learning Center, Behavior Therapists, Intervention Specialists, classroom Aide Services, transportation, Behavior Consultants as well as sensory and therapy items for the classrooms. The GCBDD also provides various teaching materials for students with moderate to severe disabilities and reading materials for non-verbal students.

Scholarships

A yearly scholarship is offered through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities. They are awarded every spring to students who reside in Guernsey County and are eligible for services at the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Applications are available in Spring.

Service Grants

The GCBDD recognizes the local school districts' success in the use of grants and their impact on student achievement and education in the least restrictive environment. In an effort to continue our student's success the GCBDD provides Service grants that will assist in serving children with unique needs that we both serve.

Grants will be considered based on how local school districts demonstrates the following areas:

    1. Please explain how your request will be used in your district?
    2. What is the expected benefit for your students with developmental disabilities and outcomes related to their IEP goals?
    3. The number of students eligible for service through GCBDD who will benefit from the grant.
    4. A statement ensuring that this request will assist our goal of having children with disabilities educated in the least restrictive environment and wherever possible educated with their typical peers.

GCBDD serves residents of Guernsey County, as such, it is expected that the grant proceed will directly benefit residents of Guernsey County. Districts may be required to demonstrate compliance with this condition.

Any equipment or materials purchased through this grant will require a statement releasing liability from GCBDD. Requests need to be received by March 2020 and can be sent to:

Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Attention Kellie Brown

60770 Southgate Road

Byesville, OH 43723


or emailed to kbrown@guernseycountydd.org

In the 2019-2020 school year the GCBDD awarded $313,868.02 to Rolling Hills Local School District, Cambridge City Schools, East Muskingum Schools and East Guernsey Schools.

Mini Grants

The GCBDD recognizes the local school districts' success in the education of students in the least restrictive environment. In an effort to continue our student's success, GCBDD is pleased to provide the availability of mini-grants each school year.

Grants will be considered based on how local school districts demonstrates the following areas:

    1. Please explain how your request will be used in your district?
    2. What is the expected benefit for your students with developmental disabilities and outcomes related to their IEP goals?
    3. The number of students eligible for service through GCBDD who will benefit from the grant.
    4. Statement ensuring that less than five percent (5%) of non-disabled students will utilize purchases.

GCBDD serves residents of Guernsey County, as such, it is expected that the grant proceed will directly benefit residents of Guernsey County. Districts may be required to demonstrate compliance with this condition.

Any equipment or materials purchased through this grant will require a statement releasing liability from GCBDD. Requests need to be received by April 2020 and can be sent to:

Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Attention Kellie Brown

60770 Southgate Road

Byesville, OH 43723


or emailed to kbrown@guernseycountydd.org

In the 2019-2020 school year the GCBDD awarded $37,639.99 to Rolling Hills Local School District, Cambridge City Schools, East Muskingum Schools, East Guernsey Schools and the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center.