Each school year, districts and community schools are required to conduct public hearings on how they intend to spend their Part B funds for special education. In addition to presenting a spending plan for these funds, the hearing must include an opportunity for public comments and input from program participants and parents regarding the usage of these funds. Schools must document that the meeting occurred and that it was adequately advertised in advance through news releases, flyers or other public communication.
To ensure Ohio complies with federal requirements, districts and community schools must maintain and present the required document for review by the ODE-OEC, or to a state auditor during the audit of a district. This hearing will be held during the Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education regular meeting on August 9, 2016, in the POWER Training Center, 209 Scio Road SW, Carrollton, Ohio.