Welcome of the Springfield Local Schools
Federal Programs Department

Meet the Springfield Local Schools' Federal Programs Leadership:

Mrs. Paulette Baz
Federal Programs
email Mrs. Baz

Mrs. Kelly Hartbarger
Special Education
email Mrs. Hartbarger

Mrs. April Roth
email Mrs. Roth

Mrs. Regina Sulier
Early Childhood Center
419.867.5666, extension 3

email Mrs. Sulier

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 I
Springfield Local Schools continues to provide Title I services this school year. This program which is sponsored through grant funds made available by the Federal Government is designed to provide support for our students. Across the district, Title I funds enable us to support our students through a prevention and intervention coordinator which is available for all students in grades K-12. This individual is available to meet with students and families throughout the year to provide services based on referrals from school administrators and counselors in the buildings.

Title I funds allow us to utilize The Buddy Room program, an alternative to suspension program, which is housed at SHS for students in grades 9-12, SMS for students in grades 6-8 and at Holland Elementary for elementary students. Students are given the opportunity to complete missed school assignments while focusing on positive alternatives to negative behaviors.

At SMS we have two Title I staff members who provide interventions to students needing support with reading and math. At the elementary level, our Title I Coordinator, our K-3 Literacy Coach and K-5 Math Coach provide services to students and staff.

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

    • Social-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.