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Written Education Plan letters and FAQ

(posted 10/15/21)

The annual WEP or No WEP (Written Education Plan) letter is being disseminated through the buildings. The Ohio Department of Education requires all school districts to send the notification to families with gifted students. The letter notifies families of the student’s area of gifted identification and if the student will receive a WEP for the school year. Please see our FAQ to help answer any questions you may have:. LINK to FAQ 

Gifted Services: 2021-2022 Changes

Watch this video for a thorough explanation of how gifted education at the elementary level will result in more students being served as well as more services. Click here to read the complete update on Lakota's website. (opens in a new window)  

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Welcome to Gifted Services

The Lakota Local School District believes in the appropriate education of all its students. Lakota staff adhere to several policies related to the advancement of students, including gifted identification, acceleration, early entrance to school, as well as early graduation.

While gifted services are not mandated in Ohio, Lakota believes in providing a quality and rigorous education to all students. Through a large menu of opportunities, advanced students may qualify and participate in services designed to meet their unique learning needs. This section of the website provides an overview of Lakota’s services and criteria for placement.

We aim to meet the needs of our gifted students through a wide continuum of services that include:

  • An advanced curriculum.
  • Use of differentiated instructional strategies.
  • Placement in specific gifted programs for gifted students.
  • Honors and advanced placement classes for secondary students.

The type of service and programming provided to gifted students depends on recent assessment data and what is determined to be most appropriate in meeting an individual student’s needs.

Link to 2021-22 Handbook (opens in a new window)


Contact Information


Gifted Services

Lakota Central Office
5572 Princeton Road
Liberty Township, OH 45011 [Directions (opens in a new window) ]
Phone: (513) 644-1186 
Fax: (513) 644-1181
Central Office Staff

Lori Brown

Director of Student Services
(513) 644-1186, option 3, or ext. 22081

Lauren Webb
Asst Director of Gifted Services
(513) 644-1209

Barb Warne
Administrative Assistant
(513) 644-1186, option 1 or ext. 22003

Building Staff for 3-12 Buildings for 2021-22

Building Staff Email
Adena Debbie Roberts
Cherokee Amy Alexander
Endeavor Stephanie Fulmer
Freedom Christy Knopp
Independence Stephanie Fulmer
Union Debbie Roberts
VanGorden Amy Alexander
Woodland Christy Knopp
Grades 7-12 Gifted Support Advisor  Ron Henrich

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