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Special Education



Director of Special Education
Kristin Unversaw

Director of Student Services 
Emily Ledford
937-783-3523 ext.4114

School Psychologist 
Tera West
937-783-3523 ext.7023

Adminstrative Secretary for the Student Services Department
Robin Bolin

Preschool Information

Putman Preschool has received a STEP UP TO QUALITY 5 STAR Rating. 
Preschool is open for children ages 3-5.  The program follows the school calender.  AM session is from 8:45-11:34 .  The PM session is from 12:45-3:35.  
Tuition is based on a sliding scale (Federal Poverty Guidelines) 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-2025 is CLOSED at this time.  Please call 937-783-5040 to be placed on a waitlist.  

For more information about Preschool Enrollment for the school year, please contact Kristin Unversaw at 937-783-5040 or  

Community Preschool Education Service Options

Preschool Handbook

What if my child needs a 504 plan?

Blanchester Local Schools is committed to using a team-based approach to ensure that each learner is emotionally and physically safe, supported and empowered to pursue worthy challenges. We believe that EACH learner can attain rigorous learning outcomes when given the opportunity and appropriate support. While many of our learners thrive in our learning environments, we know that there is always more we can do to ensure EACH learner reaches their full potential. In some cases, a student may require more formal interventions and support. 


Blanchester Local Schools Section 504 Policy and Procedural Safeguards 

Child Find

The Blanchester Local School District participates in a statewide effort of locating, evaluating, and identifying all children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services.  
A disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards that adversely impacts a students education.  These disabilities include:  autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatice brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (ages 3-10).  
If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Blanchester Local Schools Department of Student Services at

Notice of Public Participation

Blanchester Local Schools give notice that it receives funding through federal IDEA-B to supplement its Special Education programming. These funds support provision of special education services to children with disabilities who are ages 3-21 in Ohio.  The Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children has developed a draft application packet for IDEA Part B funds and by this notice, is making the application available for review and comment.
Details can be viewed here. 
An annual meeting will take place in the Blanchester Middle School cafeteria during a board meeting.  Anyone having questions or input regarding the grant, may call Blanchester Local Schools Board Office at 937-783-3523.  

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