Mapleton District News
Former Mapleton Board of Education member Jim Barr passed away on Monday, January 19th, 2015. Jim served on the Mapleton BOE from January 1998 until December 2005. He also was a member of the Ashland Board of Realtors, Farm Bureau, Tri-County ESC, and Career Center Board of Education. Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon Barr, daughter April Ochier and son Ryan Barr.
Mapleton will be having two waivers this school year for teacher in-services. Students will have no school on
Thursday, September 18th and Friday, February 13th. Staff should report on these days.
Please remember that Mapleton buses are full and students must ride their assigned bus. If an emergency should arise and your child should need to ride another bus, we will deal with these situations on a case by case basis. If your child is having a sleep over party etc. you will need to make other arrangements to be transported home. Thank you for your understanding.
Mapleton Elementary School has openings for morning and afternoon public preschool sessions. Preschool children must be 3 or 4 years old to attend. Please call Mary Walter, secretary, at 419-945-2188 for a preschool application packet. Openings filled on a first come, first serve basis. Sliding fee scale available to qualifying families.
In an effort to serve young people with disabilities, Mapleton Local Schools is continually in process of locating and evaluating children from birth to 21 years of age who are suspected as having a disability. Disabilities may include developmental delays, health impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Individuals may contact local school districts about children who may have a disablilty and may be eligible for special education services. District superintendents ahve information available about special educatiobs policies and procedures.procedures in each building by contacting the building Principal. If you have questions about the above-mentioned process, please call Dr. Nichole Witchey, Director of Special Education at Mapleton Local Schools, at 419-945-8180 or to Dr. Deborah Williams, Tri-County Educational Service Center, Director of Special Education at 330-345-6771, ext. 231.
By law, public schools must inform parents and eligible students of their rights to consider application to the Ohio Department of Education’s Autism Scholarship (for students identified with autism) and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (for students identified with an educational disability other than autism). These scholarship programs offer parents and eligible students a choice to seek educational services from an approved provider rather than their home school district.
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In accordance with O.R.C.3313.666, Mapleton Local Schools had 101 reported incidents of bullying during the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year.
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