Contact Information

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

Ph: 740.797.4544

Fax: 740.797.2486


State Coordinator for Homeless Education


Susannah Wayland, Coordinator Homeless Education

Ohio Department of Education

25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 404

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Ph:  614-387-7725

Fax: 614-387-0963



Dispute Policy


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.



Athens City School District  |  PO Box 9 (21 Birge Dr.)  |  Chauncey, OH 45719
Phone:740-797-4544  |  Fax:740-797-2486