State Support Team

Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion,

Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

1495 W. Longview Ave., Suite 200

Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Telephone: 419.747.4808

Toll Free: 800-424-7372

Fax: 419.747.3806


State Support Team Region 7 © 2013




The State Support Team Region 7 collaborates with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children by providing professional development and technical assistance to school districts and other agencies that provide services for students with disabilities and students with gifts and talents.

State Support Team Region 7 is part of Ohio's State System of Support that uses a connected set of tools to improve instructional practice and student performance.

State Support Team Region 7 partners with the Office of Early Learning School Readiness (ELSR) by supporting the development and well-being of young children, birth - 5 years, to foster their learning by providing high quality professional development and high quality technical assistance.

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."  

                                                                                                              ~ ~ Margaret Mead

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USDOE Guidance: Access to a free appropriate public education includes IEPs aligned to grade level academic content standards

On Nov. 17, 2015, the US Department of Education issued guidance on access to a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities.  The guidance clarifies that students with disabilities should not only have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), but also they should have individualized education programs (IEPs) that are aligned with state academic content standards for the grade in which a child is enrolled.  This will help to ensure that all students receive gigh-quality instruction that perpares them for success in college and careers.

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Resources to Help Your Child

Struggling readers greatly benefit from their families’ involvement and help at home. This page has links will give you the tools you need.

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New resources available to assist with IEPs, ETRs and other valuable resources.  

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Trauma-Informed Care

Unfortunately, some children and adolescents will be returning to school having been exposed to trauma.  Educators play an important role in fostering resilience by ensuring a supportive learning environment for these students.  Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is a framework for service delivery that recognizes and responds to the influence of trauma.  

Click HERE for an information brief to learn more about Trauma-Informed Care.


Letter to all parents from ODE recommended by Parents Advisory Council (PAC). 

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By Principals, For Principals--

to engage and network principals through the lenses of Learning, Leadership, and Legal



June 8, 2016



8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Session 3 Focus:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


Didn't attend 1 and 2?  It's OK!  Come!!! 


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Principals as Instructional Leaders (PAILs) Cohort 1   2015-2016 

Job Opening for FY17 (Begins July 1, 2016)

Early Literacy Specialist for SST7

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