The Talented and Gifted Program has moved to the Office of Curriculum & Testing. 

Special Education
As the Director of Special Programs, I welcome you to the department’s web pages. Our goal is excellence and equity for all of our students through our focus on:
• Student achievement
• Program efficiency and
• Professional development

This website will provide you with information about our programs and services. Our staff is committed and ready to serve our students and their families in the areas of:
• Special Education
• Academic Interventions (Title Programs)
• Preschool

Support is also available through our school counselor, school psychologist, nurse, social services, home instruction and alternative educational opportunities. We hope you find this site easy to navigate and valuable to your needs. I encourage you to visit Special Programs frequently for updates and information about future events. Click on the web page links for more information about our programs and services. Thank you for visiting our website and sharing your children with us every day.
Jamie Rawson
Director of Special Programs
Fax number: 740-753-0038 
Jamie Rawson
Director of Special Programs
Sherry Boston
Administrative Secretary
Marie Turnbull
District School Psychologist
740-753- 4441 (Ext. 1013)
Kate Wiseman
District School Nurse
Dave McGee
High School Guidance Counselor 
740-753-1964 (Ext. 2028) 
Chris Loveland
Children Services District Outreach Counselor
740-753-4441 (Ext. 1020) 
Cindy Price
Hopewell Health Centers Counselor
Jesse Woodard
Hopewell Health Centers Counselor
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Handicapped 6 Child Find (Section 504)
Diagnostic services are available through the local school district to any handicapped child
from birth through 21 years of age. Problems with hearing, vision, learning, behavior, cognition, speech/language, health/physical functioning, or any combination of these may be considered handicapping conditions. If you know of a child in the Nelsonville-York City School District who may be handicapped and is not attending school nor receiving needed special education services, please contact Jamie Rawson at (740) 753-1674.
If you require any special services (such as an interpreter, braille, large print materials, or
wheelchair accessible accommodations) covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, Section 102, please contact a building principal. If you are using
TTY/TTD, please use the Ohio Relay Service, 1-800-750-0750.
Non-Discrimination Policy (Section 504)
The Nelsonville-York City School District does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age, or handicap. This applies to employment and all educational
programs and opportunities for students. Any questions or requests for information regarding
grievance procedures should be directed to Jamie Rawson at 740-753-1674.
Title IX
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, no person shall on the basis
of sex be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination
under any educational program approved by the Nelsonville-York Board of Education. Any
questions or requests for information regarding grievance procedures should be directed to Jamie Rawson at (740) 753-1674.
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
Our country's most important federal education law, the No Child Left Behind Act, was
designed to make changes in teaching and learning that will help increase academic
achievement in our schools. In compliance with the requirements of NCLB, the Nelsonville-York City School District informs parents of their right to ask schools about the qualifications of their
child's teachers. Since our school receives Title I funding, the following information may be
requested: 1) Teacher Certification; 2) College major/graduate certification or degree held by
teacher; 3) Qualifications of the paraprofessional, if paraprofessional services are provided.
Nelsonville-York City Schools believes that nothing is more important to your child's education
than having a well-prepared and highly qualified teacher. We encourage you to support your
child's education and to communicate with your child's teachers on a regular basis. If you
wish to request information concerning the qualifications of your child's teacher, please contact
Jamie Rawson at (740) 753-1674. For additional information on NCLB, please visit the
United States Department of Education website at
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