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Mount Vernon City Schools

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Student Services/Special Ed.

Student Services/Special Education

Mrs. Pam Rose - Director of Student Services/District Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Mrs. Pam Rose
Mrs. Rose facilitates compliance in the areas of special education, civil rights and Title IX for the Mount Vernon City Schools. She coordinates the needs of all students in the district, and works with numerous personnel to ensure that those needs are met. Coordination of programs and the implementation of services include special education, section 504, preschool, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, home instruction, psychology services, assistive technology, English as a Second Language (ESL), nursing, school social work, special transportation, service plans for students attending non-public schools, Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship oversight, and the educational services of students who are placed out of the district.

Mrs. Rose is the district’s point of contact for homeless students and for those in foster care, ensuring that students in either of these situations are afforded the assistance that is needed. She is an active participant in the community, to facilitate coordination of services for families.
Mrs. Rose and Dr. Eric Brown share the responsibility of being the school district's Compliance Officers, and can be contacted with concerns by school staff or the school community. 

Mrs. Rose is the Title IX Coordinator for the district.

Mrs. Rose has been an employee of the district since August 1987. During that time, she has been a classroom teacher, Federal Funding Coordinator, assistant elementary school principal, and elementary school principal. The 2021-2022 school year will be her eleventh year as Director of Student Services. A lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, she graduated from Mount Vernon City Schools, and has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and two master’s degrees from Ashland University.

District Profile

Mount Vernon City Schools serves approximately 750 students with disabilities each year. About 20 percent of the Mount Vernon student population have been identified as eligible for special education. The district is required to locate all children who may have disabilities, ages birth through age 21, who reside within its boundaries.

The district provides a continuum of special education programming and services at no cost to the parents for:
  • Preschool Children (Ages 3-5)
  • School Age (Ages 6-21) students with identified disabilities in the areas of:
    • Autism
    • Cognitive Delayed Impairment (formerly known as Developmental Handicap/Mental Retardation)
    • Emotional Disturbance (formerly known as Severe Emotional Disturbance/Severe Behavior Handicap)
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Learning Disability (formerly known as Specific Learning Disability)
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Speech Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment

Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that assures children and youth with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Federal and State laws require school districts to evaluate children who have suspected disabilities. These laws affect all school-aged children educated within the Mount Vernon City School District boundaries and all preschool children who live within the Mount Vernon City School District.
If you have concerns about your child’s ability or skills and suspect there may be a disability, please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or the Student Services/Special Education office at (740) 397-7422 x 6021.

Public Comment

Each year, the Mount Vernon City School District receives Part-B IDEA Special Education funds from the federal government to assist in providing services to students with disabilities.  These funds help to provide instructional and paraprofessional staff, along with instructional materials and supplies.
Questions and suggestions concerning the use of these funds for students with special needs can be directed to Mount Vernon City School's Student Service Director Pam Rose at (740) 397-7422, extension 6022. 
Mrs. Rose also acts as the district’s local liaison to identify and support students experiencing homelessness.  She also provides resources, McKinney-Vento services and information McKinney-Vento Homeless Resources for Awareness.
For more information about IDEA-Part B or Homeless Children & Youth:
Pam Rose Director of Student Services and Homeless Liaison  
(740) 397-7422, extension 6022


Pam Rose

Director of Student Services
District Compliance Officer 
Civil Rights Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
email:  [email protected]
voice:  740 397-7422 x 6022

Diana Haxton - Secretary
email: [email protected]
voice: 740-397-7422 x 6021
Chris Morrison - Secretary
email: [email protected]
voice: 740-397-7422 x 6003
Helen Davis - School Psychologist
email: [email protected]
voice: 740-397-7422 x 6006

Ayden Howell - School Psychologist
voice:  740-397-7422 x 6026

Becca Moss - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
voice:  740-397-7422 x 6035

Sherry Miglin - Assistant to the Psychologists
email: [email protected]
voice: 740-397-7422 x 6027