The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) released an updated version of Ohio’s System of General Supervision on Oct. 13. Federal law requires states to develop systems of general supervision to monitor school district implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. OEC establishes this document, which is comprised of nine components identified by the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Office of Special Education Programs, including:

  • State performance plan/annual performance report
  • Integrated monitoring activities
  • Improvement, correction, incentives and sanctions
  • State systematic improvement plan
  • Fiscal management
  • Effective dispute resolution
  • Policies, procedures and effective implementation
  • Data on processes and results
  • Targeted technical assistance and professional development

The document discusses each individual component, as well as how the individual components work together to create Ohio’s IDEA implementation resources and requirements. It is important to review the revised document to be sure your district is in compliance with the updated requirements. Stop by ODE’s website for more on the recent updates to Ohio’s System of General Supervision. 

Posted by Megan Greulich on 10/18/2016