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Special Education

Carlisle Schools is committed to the success of each child. The Special Education Department is dedicated to ensuring that each child leaves school each day feeling successful. We do this by providing individualized supports, a continuum of service delivery options, facilitating academic and social development, and maintaining dignity and respect for each student.

The district employs caring and qualified intervention specialists, school psychologists, therapists, and educational aides to support the needs of and promote progress for students with disabilities. We value a partnership between home and school and believe that a collaborative effort between parents, regular educators, and special education staff will enhance the independence and success of each student.

Emily Hill

Emily Hill

Director of Special Education
230 Jamaica Rd.
Carlisle, OH  45005
937-746-0710 ext. 602

Sabina Pence

Sabina Pence

Special Education Secretary
230Jamaica Road
Carlisle, OH  45005
937-746-0710 ext. 122

Ms. Hill supports special education programming across the district, including our preschool program.  Her role is to ensure that students are provided with quality programming to help them learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  She is an advocate for students, a resource to staff, and a partner with parents.

Mrs. Pence is available to answer your questions or connect you with the right person to address any questions or concerns. 

Your child’s intervention specialist and/or therapist are always working to help your child make progress and are available to answer any questions you have about your child.  Contact them at your child’s school building.

Learning Aid Ohio

Learning Aid Ohio is a great opportunity for Carlisle’s special education families to get additional help and support while completing remote learning.

Parents who qualify will be provided an account in the site where financial credit is applied.  No money moves to, from or through parents.  They then select a service provider/tutor and schedule an interview.

Families who will be approved for this program must:

*Be an Ohio resident
*Have a student with an IEP
*Have a student learning remotely full time
*Be experiencing financial hardship

For more information on the program and/or to create an account, visit:

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement Instructions

The State of Ohio, the Governor, the Ohio Department of Education, and other state-level defendants to a class action lawsuit have reached a proposed settlement and have requested our District's assistance in informing students and parents of the proposed settlement. A link to the settlement is below.

To be clear, Carlisle Local School District is NOT a defendant in this lawsuit and is NOT accused of any wrongdoing in this lawsuit. We are sharing this information as a courtesy to the Ohio Department of Education and our community.

To download and view the settlement information, click here.