The Boardman Local School District is happy to announce that it has been awarded Ohio’s Parent Mentor Project grant from The Ohio Department of Education! This $25,000 grant allows Boardman Local Schools to hire a part-time parent mentor to provide free support and resources to families of children with disabilities.
Parent mentors must reside in the district, and must have a child with a disability who was, or is serviced through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Parent mentor duties may include:
-Attending IEP meetings at the request of families
-Hosting informational sessions for families
-Connecting families with local service organizations
-Providing information to families about federal, state, and local special education law and policies
-Sharing special education updates with relevant stakeholders
For more information, or to apply to be Boardman’s parent mentor, please contact Katie Fallo, Director of Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.