Annual Notifications


Parents Right to Know
Parents have the right to review the qualifications of any teacher or administrator employed within the district.  Please contact Superintendent Mary Ronan at 513-924-2500 for further information.

 This notification is made in accordance with the Parents Right to Know.

Federal Funds
Annually, the Norwood City School District applies for use of federal funds (Title I, Title II-A, Title II-D, Title III, Title IV, Title V and Title VI-B) through grant applications. If you have suggestions for use of the funds please contact
Director of Curriculum, Kristina Chesson at 513-924-2500.

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Norwood City School District that educational activities, employment, programs and services are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability or age.

Identification of Gifted Students
Gifted students can be identified in one or more of the following areas: superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and/
or science), creative thinking, and visual and/or performing arts. Parents who think that their child might be gifted, or who would like more information on the gifted program, are encouraged to contact their building principal.

Search for Children With Disabilities
The Norwood City School District is participating in a statewide effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities from birth to age 21. Many children who need preschool classes have unidentified disabilities. For children from birth to age 2, a disability means that a
child has a delay in one or more of the following areas: communication, cognitive ability, adaptive behavior, physical development, or social/emotional development.
For children ages 3 through 5 years old, a disability means that a child has a significant deficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearing, vision, motor functioning, adaptive behavior, or cognitive ability. For school-age children, a handicapping condition means having an identified handicap of the following conditions: orthopedic/health, speech and language, severe behavior, learning disabilities, developmental, hearing or visual, autism, or traumatic brain injury.
Anyone knowing of a Norwood child who may have a disability is asked to contact Special Education Services, 2132 Williams Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212, or telephone 513-924-2500.
Applications for Transportation Reimbursement Applications are available by calling 513-924-2500. Qualifications: Your child must attend a non-public school recognized by the State of Ohio; live 2 miles or more from the school; attend grades K-8; and be a Norwood resident.

Asbestos Management Program
In October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law
99-519). The act required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations for addressing asbestos in public and private elementary and secondary schools. On October 30, 1987, the EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E). This rule stipulated, and our district has complied with, the following key requirements:
  • Identification of asbestos-containing materials in all school buildings.
  • Development and implementation of asbestos management plans for each school.
  • Regular surveillance and reinspections of the condition of asbestos in the buildings.
  • Designation and training of a person to oversee asbestos activities within the district and to ensure compliance with the regulations.
This memorandum is to advise you the asbestos management plans for the district schools were developed following the EPA ruling and subsequently approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Health. These plans are regularly updated and are available for you to review.
Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review an asbestos management plan, please contact the Board of Education offices during normal business hours.

Section 504 of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ADAAA
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires a public school district to identify each child who has a
disability that substantially limits a major life function such as learning, eating, sleeping, etc. If you believe your child’s health condition substantially limits a major life function, he/she may qualify for an evaluation to determine Section 504 eligibility. Please feel free to contact the Norwood City Schools’ Director of Special Education, Shannon Eshman,
at 513-924-2502 or Norwood City Schools’ district nurse, Kathy Strasser at 513-924-2882.
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