District Liason for Homeless Education
Mr. Thomas Parsons
Director of Curriculum and Development
Athens City School District
25 S. Plains Road
The Plains, Ohio 45780
State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Susannah Wayland, Coordinator Homeless Education
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 404
Columbus, Ohio 43215
As students and families facing homeless conditions are already under significant stress, it is the policy of the Athens City School District to resolve any educational placement issues for such students as quickly as possible.
In the event that a homeless student’s parent(s) disputes the educational placement of the student, an appeal can be made by appearance or in writing to the Superintendent of the Athens City School District.
If further dispute is registered, after a review of the facts of the situation, a final decision will be made by a committee composed of the District Homeless Liaison Officer, the District Director of Special Services, the Superintendent, and at least one member of the Athens City School District Board of Education. Such a decision will be rendered within 10 business days of the disputed decision.