DRO submits comments on Ohio Senate bill that could negatively affect students with disabilities
December 6, 2017 / legislation
Disability Rights Ohio Executive Director Michael Kirkman recently sent a letter to state legislators working on Senate Bill 216, which intends to “deregulate” Ohio’s education system but could negatively impact students with disabilities. If the bill passes, it could potentially:
- Lower the hours of required special instruction
- Remove licensure requirements for aides and substitute aides (which would eliminate the requirement for ongoing background checks)
- Allow for teachers and substitutes to instruct students with disabilities without proper training
- Leave out many students from being properly included in data collection.