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Pupil Services

Pupil Services
Pupil Services is a consolidation of all programs and services that support students and families. The personnel in this office research, evaluate, and implement the best academic, emotional, and social course of action for each student. Through their leadership, advocacy, data collection and analysis, and delivery of programs and services, the professionals in this office will provide the best possible educational experience and ensure the well-being of every student. This vertical alignment creates a strong network of support for all students as we realize our number one goal…every student achieves educational success.
Licking Heights Schools provides a continuum of services for students age 3 through 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act . The Licking Heights Pupil Services Department oversees a wide-range of additional support services in regards to Special Education, English Language Learning, School Counseling, and Health Services. The Pupil Services Department also oversees program requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for McKinney-Vento and Foster Care.
PBIS/Restraint & Seclusion Update

The following memo reflects changes to both PBIS and Restraint & Seclusion according to the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.). These changes will be reflected in an updated board policy once the 1st and 2nd readings of the policy have taken place by the board of education and the policy is approved. Until such time, this memo will reflect the practices of the district regarding the changes via the O.R.C.

English Language Learner (ELL) program 

Licking Heights is home to a steadily growing number of ELL students, speaking over 42 languages. The district provides various levels of services to this highly heterogeneous group of students, with diverse gifts, educational needs, backgrounds, languages, and goals. The purpose of the program is to accelerate English language literacy while valuing the social and cultural knowledge that a child brings to school. The district primarily serves students based on language needs through self-contained instruction and/or inclusive instructional settings.

Compliance Officers

Complaints, including complaints of disability-based harassment and requests for due process hearings, must be put in writing and must identify the specific circumstances or areas of dispute that have given rise to the complaint or requests for a hearing, and offer possible solutions to the dispute.
Complaints must be filed with the District Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer. The Board of Education has designated the Director of Special Education and the Director of Human Resources as the District Section 504/ADA Compliance Officers.
Mitch Tom, Director of Pupil Services
(740) 927-3365 ext. 30224
6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062 

Kim Henderson, Director of Human Resources and Student Discipline 
(740) 927-6926, ext. 10500
6539 Summit Road, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 

General Safety Concern Form

The purpose of the general concern form is to address specific issues of concern that fall outside of bullying/harassment and Title IX. This form is specifically regarding high level concerns (for example, specific safety concerns). It is not intended as just a general complaint form. Please ensure that the form is completed in its entirety. It should be directed to both building principals, and the compliance officers for the district, Kim Henderson, Director of Human Resources and Students Discipline ([email protected]), as well as Mitch Tom, Director of Pupil Services ([email protected])

Contact Information
Director of Pupil Services: Mitch Tom

Director of Special Education: Sara Morman

Administrative Assistant to Special Education: Nicole Roth
Phone: (740) 927 3365, ext. 30238
Fax: (740) 927 5845

Administrative Assistant to Pupil Services: Miranda Wallace
Phone: (740) 927-3365, ext. 30180
Fax: (740) 927-5845
Office hours for Mitch, Sara and Nicole: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office hours for Miranda: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gifted Coordinator: Amanda Cote
EMIS Coordinator: Sue Merrill 
Phone: (740) 927-9046
Fax: (740) 927-3197

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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