Welcome to the Federal Programs Department!

The Springfield Local Schools' Federal Programs Department supports our students, families, and staff in special education, 504 plans, Title programming, English Language Learners, nursing and health services, school counseling programming, mental health supports, homeless, migrant, foster, and adjudicated youth programming, and crisis planning.

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

Any parent or guardian with concerns about their child’s ability or skills, and suspect there may be a disability, should contact their child’s teacher or principal. For more information, contact Paulette Baz, Director of Federal Programs, at 419.867.5610 or paulettebaz@springfield-​schools.org.

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 and SMS students in grades 6-8. Students are given the opportunity to complete missed school assignments while focusing on positive alternatives to negative behaviors. Title I supports a counselor so that at both the MS and HS there is a school counselor for each grade level.  Title I funding also supports a Springfield Digital Academy Teacher who provides supplemental instruction to students enrolled in the online instruction.

In grades K-5, our Interventionists at each building and our K-5 Literacy Coach provide services to students and staff which focus on strengthening literacy skills.  Title I includes additional academic support for all students to enhance core instruction.  General Educators work collaboratively with the Preschool-5 Curriculum Director, as well as the K-5 Literacy Coach in order to provide evidence-based interventions to improve academic achievement through the MTSS (Multi-tiered Systems of Support) Framework.

The Springfield Local School District is seeking parental and citizen input regarding Title I and Special Education services provided via the use of federal funds. If you are interested in providing input, please contact Paulette Baz, Director of Federal Programs

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 419.867.5600

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 6900 Hall Street Holland, OH 43528 419.867.5600