Family Corner

Welcome to the State Support Team Region 2 Family Corner

Dear Families,
Thank you for being a concerned family member for your child. The fact that you made it to our Family Corner tells us that you are searching out resources and connections to support your family in navigating the educational process.
 The Region 2 State Support Team is committed to strengthening family and educator partnerships by providing the following services:
  • information and assistance about state and federal education initiatives, laws and regulations
  • answers to special education questions, including identification and evaluation, individualized education programs (IEPs), discipline, placement, and related services
  • special education information, resources, materials, and assistive technology 
  • support for district efforts to engage parents in school improvement
  • support to regional agencies as they work with families of students with special needs
  • parent learning activities
Parent Resources and Useful Links

For more information concerning Family/Community Engagement, contact Josh Preece at


Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio State University are seeking interested parents, guardians and caretakers to be part of the Advisory Council for the new Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center. They are seeking a diverse group of parents, guardians, and caretakers of children birth to Grade 12 from all regions of Ohio. This Council will be made up of a diverse group of about 20 family representatives, along with high school students, school administrators, teachers, other education professionals/leaders in Ohio, and representatives from businesses.

Expectations of Council members: (1) Attend meetings in Columbus, Ohio four times between January and October of 2019, from 10 am until 2 pm. The first meeting will be on February 8th, 2019. Lunch and parking will be provided. (2) Participate in Council discussions and activities for at least one calendar year. Parent, guardian, and caretaker members will receive a stipend of $60 per meeting, and will be reimbursed for mileage to and from meetings.

To apply, family members may visit the Center on Education and Training for Employment’s website and click the link on the top of the page. Language interpreters and other supports will be available at Council meetings upon request, and translated versions of this application in Spanish, Arabic, Somali, and Chinese (simplified) will also be available upon request.  Applications are due by December 1, 2018.
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