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Frank Eaton

Frank Eaton

Special Education Supervisor


The Oakwood City School District recognizes the importance of providing a specialized education for students with disabilities. Students within our district are provided educational services based upon the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the federal law governing special education. IDEIA requires public schools identify students with disabilities through a multi-factored evaluation (MFE) and then provide the students with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

Once a student has been identified as a student with a disability (SWD), the district and the parents work together to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to best meet the student’s specific needs.

Oakwood City Schools strives to provide a continuum of services to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. This continuum includes services within and outside of the general education classroom with an intervention specialist, services in a small group setting, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, mental health therapy and special transportation.

We also team with other educational entities, such as the Montgomery County Educational Service Center and South Community, to provide additional support to our students who we are not able to provide within the district.

Process for Selecting Typically Developing Preschool Students

Typically developing preschool students are selected for the program by signing up on a waitlist. For Fall of 2019, students must be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 30, 2019; be residents of the district; and be typically developing. Applications for placement in the 2019-2020 school year can be turned in starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Lange Elementary School.

Applications that are mailed in will be time stamped as 4:00 p.m. the day that they are received by the school. Mailed applications that are received prior to April 13, 2019 will be considered received at 4:00 p.m. April 13, 2019. Families of students who receive a slot in the preschool program will be notified of the slot and whether it is in the morning or afternoon section by mid-May 2019.

To obtain an application or for additional information, contact Frank Eaton, Special Education Supervisor, or Holly Brigner, or (937) 297-7803.

Department Staff

Amy Samosky - School Psychologist

Haley Goodwin - School Psychologist

Cathy Staton - Parent Mentor


219 West Dorothy Lane
Kettering, OH 45429
Phone - 937-297-7803
Fax - 937-299-8734