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Student Services

The Student Services Department at Findlay City Schools provides an extensive network of support for students, families, and staff.  Through their leadership, advocacy, research, and delivery of programs and services, the personnel in this department strive to provide the best possible educational experience and ensure the well-being of every student. 

Student Services include special education, 504 plans, Title I services, school counseling, English language learners, nursing and health services, migrant and foster care,  McKinney-Vento, cultural diversity, gifted and enrichment, home instruction, and mental health support.  Through The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Findlay City Schools is committed to educating every student, creating safe and supportive learning environments, encouraging innovation, extending learning opportunities as well as preparing students for the future.

English Language Learners
Gifted Services
Section 504 Services
Special Education
Title 1 Services


Educating Every Student, Extending Learning, Encouraging Innovation, Network of Support, Safe & Supportive Environments
Stephanie Renn Headshot

Director of Student Services
Mrs. Stephanie Renn

Kelly Wohlgamuth

Coordinator of Gifted and ELL
Dr. Kelly Wohlgamuth

Angela Geiser Headshot

Director of Special Education
Mrs. Angela Geiser

Jackie Nelson Headshot

PK-2 Special Education Coordinator
Mrs. Jaclyn Nelson

Support & Resources

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Findlay City Schools utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) as a framework for instruction and intervention to maximize student achievement.  MTSS is a data-driven, problem-solving model that helps teachers identify academic and behavioral needs and appropriate instructional strategies to support those specific needs.

The MTSS Framework is a systematic and collaborative team process that has four tiers. Each tier provides differing levels of support. 

Tier I: All students receive research-based, high quality, general education instruction that  incorporates ongoing universal screening and ongoing grade level assessment to inform instruction. 

Tier ll: Intervention is implemented when assessments indicate that a student is not making adequate gains from Tier I instruction alone. In addition to Tier I instruction, students are provided interventions designed to meet their specific needs.  Students’ progress is monitored using a tool that is sensitive to measuring changes in the students’ individual skills. 

Tier III: More intensive interventions are provided to students who have not made significant progress in Tier II. Students’ progress continues to be monitored using a tool that is sensitive to measuring changes in the students’ individual skills.  

Tier IV: This is specially designed instruction delivered through an Individual Education Plan. 

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What is Child Find?

Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities from birth through age 21, living within the Findlay City School District, who may be in need of special education and related services. 

How can you help?

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, childcare providers, and physicians who are aware of a child who may have special needs, can notify Findlay City Schools Student Services Department at 419-427-8231. 

*If you suspect a child has a disability who is not yet three years of age, please contact Hancock County Help Me Grow at 419-424-7871.

Eligibility Categories

Federal and state mandates require that public schools ensure the provision of a free appropriate public education regardless of a child's disability. For the purpose of educational identification, Ohio Department of Education recognizes the following eligibility categories: 

  • Autism

  • Multiple Disabilities

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Other Health Impairments

  • Orthopedic Impairments

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Deafness (Hearing Impairment) 

  • Visual Impairments

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Speech and Language Impairments

  • Deaf-Blindness

  • Developmental Delay