Department Overview

  • Brunswick City Schools recognizes that education varies for each child. Therefore, we offer a variety of services to help each child his or her full potential. Stretching across the entire district and reaching students in all grade levels, Student Services not only coordinates programming for students identified as having disabilities, students who are identified in the gifted range and students who are English Language Learners, but builds an educational foundation through Bright Beginnings, our five-star preschool. The Student Services Department offers a variety of services to support education, including:

    • Counseling services      • Crisis intervention

    • Nursing/healthcare   • Physical, occupational and speech therapy

    • Psychology    • Orientation/mobility and vision     

    • Transition services     • Assistive technology

Federal Programs-Special Education Funds Survey

  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete the survey linked below to provide input about how IDEA funds are used for students with disabilities in Brunswick. Your answers to the following questions will assist the district in receiving valuable feedback from you in the education of your child. Your responses are important and remain confidential.

     

    Federal Programs-Special Education Funds Survey

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Annual Notice to Families: Medicaid Billing

  • The Brunswick City School District has the opportunity to receive Federal Medicaid dollars through a program called the Ohio Medicaid School Program (MSP). Through this program, school districts can receive Medicaid dollars for services such as Speech, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work services. The district can receive funding when a student receives one or more of these services and the student has current Medicaid insurance coverage. In the process of billing Medicaid for these services, certain billing information must be shared with the Ohio Department of Medicaid. Before the district can submit claim data for Medicaid billing purposes, the district must first obtain a signed Parental Consent to Share Information and Access Medicaid.

     
    This annual notice is to inform you of all of your legal protections and rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 
     
    To learn more about your rights, click here
    To learn more about Medicaid Billing Services, click here

Contact Us

  • Rasheeda Smialek
    Rasheeda Smialek
    Interim Director of Student Services
    Phone: 330-225-7731

    Leann Alferio
    Leann Alferio
    Special Education Coordinator
    Phone 330-225-7731

    Stacy Gainous
    Stacy Gainous
    Special Education Coordinator
    Bright Beginnings Preschool
    Phone: 330-225-7731, x1558

    Jennifer Young
    Jennifer Young
    Special Education Coordinator
    Phone: 330-225-7731

Support Staff