Federal Programs Offices

Mrs. Paulette Baz
Director, Federal Programs


Mrs. Rachel Kramer
Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Myla Dodson

The Springfield Local Schools Federal Programs Department is responsible for the following services:
  • School Counseling Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Nursing
  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners


Title IX Compliance Officers:
The Board designates the following individuals to serve as the District’s "Compliance Officers" (also known as "Civil Rights Coordinators") (hereinafter referred to as the "COs").

Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Personnel
6900 Hall Street
Holland, OH  43528

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
6900 Hall Street
Holland, OH  43528

Title One Services: 
Springfield Local Schools continues to provide Title One services this school year.  This program which is sponsored through grant funds made available by the Federal Government is designed to provide reading and math intervention services to students who are performing below grade level standards.  Each of our schools has at least two Title staff members to help deliver intervention.  Reading assessments are used to screen all of our students.   Please feel free to contact the specific school attended by your student  if you have questions regarding Title One services.

The Springfield Local School District is seeking input from parents on the use of Title I and Special Education Services provided via the use of federal funds. Please contact Paulette Baz, director of federal programs if you are interested in providing input.

Child Find
Federal and State laws require school districts to evaluate children who have suspected disabilities. These laws affect all school-aged children educated within the Springfield school district boundary and all preschool children who live within the Springfield school district. Springfield Local School District is looking for children not currently being served by the district for delays or difficulties in:

·  Speech and language
·  Motor skills
·  Socio-emotional behavior
·  Cognitive development
·  Adaptive/self-help skills

If you have concerns about your child’s ability or skills, and suspect there may be a disability, please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or in the case of a preschool child, the Springfield Office of Federal Programs. For more information, please contact Paulette Baz.

Whose IDEA is This? A Resource Guide for Parents:

State Support Team Region 1:

Click here to access the website for the State Support Team Region 1 (formerly known as the SERRC) offers the resources and links to support parents and families in the adventure they share with their children.

Ohio Department of Education:
Click here to connect to the Ohio Department of Education's website 
Click here to learn about ODE's APPs 
Click here for USDOE Guidance: Access to a free appropriate public education includes IEPs aligned to grade level academic content standards 

Interventioncentral Website
Click here to connect to Interventioncentral.org.  This site offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.