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The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities’ Strategic Leadership Group has determined that Boards should focus on “collaborative efforts to provide improved educational outcomes in integrated settings”. As you are already aware, for the last year, the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities has explored its ongoing place in the education of children with disabilities, and specifically reviewed its plan for the sustainability of Brooks-Yates School. With this guidance, PCBDD is examining how best to offer inclusive opportunities for all students, including those served by the Board.
Through in-depth discussions, an exciting opportunity has emerged to relocate Brooks-Yates School within Teays Valley School District buildings. This would not mean closing Brooks-Yates School, which has served children with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. Instead it would transform Brooks-Yates School into a self-contained, sustainable setting for the continued delivery of high-quality learning experiences.
This proposed multi-agency collaboration creates a number of exciting possibilities, and offers benefits to staff and students at Brooks-Yates School, Teays Valley School, and many other students throughout the county.
The Board has established a planning team to explore the desirability and feasibility of this action. This team includes a large group of stakeholders – parents and students, Brooks-Yates and Teays Valley school staff, employees of Pickaway County Educational Services Center, Board members, and staff. The Board prioritizes public trust and wants to ensure our community is fully engaged and informed of any developments. We will continue to share information throughout the next few months about how the relocation of Brooks-Yates School could benefit its students, staff and the community.
August 27, 2015
PCBDD Administration Building
200 E. High St.
Circleville, OH 43113