Ensuring Equal Access to Education & Opportunities for Success

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    Welcome to Pickerington Schools Special Education and Student Supports! We are committed to providing high-quality, individualized educational services and support for students with disabilities. Our team of dedicated professionals works collaboratively with teachers, parents, and other specialists to ensure that each student is able to reach their full potential. We serve approximately 1,600 students identified as having disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). Our services are provided in accordance with Ohio Operating Standards for Children with Disabilities and the Special Education Model Policies and Procedures. Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed. We invite you to learn more about our programs, services, and resources.
  • Kristina Hulse

  • Kristina Hulse

    Executive Director of Student Services

    Phone: 614-920-6161

    Email Ms. Hulse


    Lori Lark

    Administrative Secretary 

    Phone: 614-920-6161

    Fax: 614-833-2124

    Email Ms. Lark


  • About Special Education at Pickerington Schools

  • Overview of Special Education Under IDEA

  • How to Get IDEA Special Education Services for Your Child

  • About Section 504 & the Education of Students with Disabilities

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) | Restraint & Seclusion

Section 504

  • Introduction to Section 504

  • What is Section 504?

  • How Can I Refer My Child for Consideration Under Section 504?

  • Who Qualifies Under Section 504?

  • What Types of Education Services, Related Aids and Services, and Accommodations Can Be Made Under Section 504?

  • Rights Afforded by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Section 504 Grievance Procedures for Pickerington Schools


  • kids decorating cookiesPickerington Preschool offers a unique and enriching learning experience for both typically developing children and those with disabilities. Our program welcomes children aged 3-5 years old, and offers a range of services free to those with a qualifying disability, while typical peers are enrolled on a tuition basis. Our highly-trained preschool teachers operate according to Ohio Department of Education standards, and our philosophy emphasizes developmentally-appropriate activities with a focus on the Creative Curriculum. Within this context, children with  disabilities receive play-based, individualized, developmentally-appropriate  interventions, including child- and teacher-directed activities. Children of all abilities are given the opportunity to interact and learn from each other, with typically-developing children serving as important role models for instructional and social interactions.

    Our preschool program is operated according to the Ohio Department of Education Preschool Special Education standards, federal education mandates under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), and state licensure rules and regulations. Preschool teachers must hold a license issued by the Ohio Department of Education.


Special Olympics

  • Pickerington Jaguars logoPickerington Schools has a strong commitment to providing opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in extracurricular activities, including the Special Olympics program. The program provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

    Pickerington's Special Olympics program offers opportunities for athletes of all abilities and ages to participate in sports such as track and field, basketball, swimming, and bowling, among others. The program also provides coaching, equipment, and uniforms for participants.

    The program is run by a team of dedicated coaches and volunteers who work to ensure that all athletes have the opportunity to participate and succeed. The Special Olympics program in Pickerington not only provides a chance for athletes to develop their physical abilities and skills but also encourages social interaction and the development of lifelong friendships. 

    Please visit the Pickerington Jaguars website for more information. Like and follow us on Facebook  to keep up on the Jaguars' latest news! 



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