Sauder Elementary in Massillon, Ohio received a grade of "F" on the official state report card with regards to accommodating students with disabilities. What an embarrassment that the administration of such a "wealthy" public school district has failed to meet the educational needs of our weakest and least able children. The State of Ohio has issued a "failing" grade to this school because special needs children are not being adequately educated in the Jackson Local School District (a district that BRAGS non-stop about the high quality of the administrators). Accountability for a grade of "F" lies with the administration. Perhaps changes need to be made. Reassign or terminate ineffective administrators. The property taxes are very high in the JLSD and it is inexcusable to "fail" with educating the special needs population when the economic RESOURCES are there to hire, terminate, reassign, and ultimately retain better Special Services staff. The special needs children deserve to be educated just as much as the gifted students do.
I am the grandmother of a student at Sauder Elementary. She started kindergaten there in 2003, and is currently finishing the fourth grade. The principle and teachers are absolutely the best! They are of the highest caliber, and deeply care for the students. An example is: My grandaughter takes dance lessons. At the end of the school year, to date 3 out of 4 of her teachers, have taken, (on their own time), 3-4 hours, after school, on a Saturday, to come to her dance recital and support her! Last year her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers all attended. She also suffers from ADHD. The principle and the teachers have been one of the best gifts my grandaughter has ever received, regarding this issue, as well as her education. They supported us through some difficult times, and have gone above and beyond in every aspect. They are the best!
My son is in the first grade at this school and I just cannot say enough about it. The teachers are fabulous, as is the principal. Even the parent participation is impressive. We love Sauder Elementary.