Student Services

It is the goal of the Student Services Department to ensure that each student that resides within our district limits is afforded equitable access to learning by removing barriers and opening pathways.

The Perkins Local School District serves students with special needs from age 3 to age 21 as required by federal law. Students are served in the least restrictive environment possible, and they are included in the regular classroom with their typical peers when that arrangement will meet their educational needs.

An Individual Educational Plan is developed for each special needs student. Parents meet with appropriate Perkins Local Schools staff to determine annual educational goals and an educational plan, including necessary accommodations and services. Services can include speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior modification, special instruction through intervention specialists, adaptive physical education and other specialized services designed to insure that each child's educational needs are met.

The Director of Student Services manages a parent email list in order to disperse information regarding items of interest to parents. If you are the parent of a student with a disability in the Perkins Local School District and would like to be included in this mailing list, please email Lindsey Holeman with your email contact information.

Student Services Staff

Hillary Turner
Dr. Hillary Turner - School Psychologist

Annette Sennish - EMIS Coordinator

Pat Kelley

Pat Kelley - Student Services Administrative Assistant



 Additional Resources

Government Agencies, Programs, and Information

Nonprofit Agencies, Programs, and Information

  • Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

  • International Dyslexia Association – Resources for students with dyslexia and their families.

  • Learning Disability and ADHD, a resource from the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities offering authoritative guidance on many learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences.

  • Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence - Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities - Ohio Coalition for Education of Children with Disabilities works with parents to help them obtain the assistance they need.