<<April 2014>>

Special Education


Jennie Berkley                          Diane Parrett
Director of Special Education     Coordinator of Special Ed.

Milford's Special Education program is committed to helping students who require additional support. The district follows the  Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) process to deliver a quality program that meets the needs of each individual student. All children who are found eligbile for services are offered a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. MEVSD offers a continuum of extensive special education services that comply with all of the state and federal requirements.


Each time a student with a disability is evaluated or the district develops, reviews, or revises the child’s IEP, the district will notify the parent, by letter or electronic means, about both the Autism Scholarship program and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPS). If you wish to inquire about these programs, visit the link under Parent Resources.

IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, is a federally funded program which makes funds available to school districts based upon the number of student with identified disabililities and is reported June 1 of each year.  Funds are used to support the individualized instruction, progamming, and services required by law to students who have qualified for state guidelines.



Director of Special Education,  Jennie Berkley 
(513) 831-9690
Fax: (513) 831-8764

Coordinator of Special Education, Diane Parrett
(513) 576-4177
Fax: (513) 831-8764

Special Education Secretary, Cindy Smith
(513) 248-3474
Fax: (513) 831-8764

Psychological Services 
Lisa Fetick (Milford HS, Seipelt Elementary) 
Speech Services 
Jeanne Clough


Parent/Teacher Resources
Whose IDEA Is This?
Resource for parents who want information about special education services available for their child
Autism/JPS Fact Sheet
Parent Information for scholarship opportunties
Board Policy
Section 504 Guidelines
Board Policy for Special Education
Policies JBA and IGBA