Painesville City Local Schools provides nursing services to every school. These services include providing state-required vision, hearing, scoliosis and communicable disease screenings, and case management for children with chronic illnesses. Nurses also provide health education for students such as teaching them how to wash their hands and cover their coughs to prevent the spread of germs.
The district is expanding the use of Instructional Technology to better meet the needs of students' varied learning styles. This includes equipment that allows students with unique learning needs or disabilities increase their independence and to improve their ability to learn, such as computer software and other assistive devices. An Intervention Specialist works with students, families and school teams to identify software and equipment that may help students improve their academic performance.
Secondary Transition Support
Transition planning for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), ages 14 to 22, is provided to help students change from school to employment or post secondary education, as well as living and community participation. The district helps schools engage students and their families in the planning process. The high school has a Transition Coordinator. Team members work with community partners to provide information and materials, and foster networking opportunities.
Non-Public Special Education Support
The district provides three major services to non-public schools within our district.
- Locating and identifying students with disabilities in non-public schools or who are being home schooled and live within the Painesville City Local Schools district.
- Notifying each family that services required by a student are available through the PCLS district.
- Providing special education services purchased by non-public schools, such as speech/language pathologists, intervention specialists, psychologists and occupational/physical therapists.