Emotional Disturbance Classroom


Budd Elementary School 
210 E. Main Street,
Loudonville, OH 44842
Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District



Loudonville school personnel, in collaboration with the Tri-County ESC, provide special education supports and services for young students with emotional disabilities from Loudonville and surrounding school districts. The age range fluctuates within the class each year, but does not exceed 48 months. Students served are generally in grades two through six. Primary age students, in grades two and three, receive special education services at Budd in the ED class, and also participate in regular classrooms at the neighboring McMullen Elementary School. Students are embraced as members of the Loudonville school community, regardless of home/resident school.

The format of the class is a combination of individualized academic instruction, behavior modification and emotional support. In addition to the teacher and a full time paraprofessional, a counselor from the Wayne-Holmes Mental Health Center provides individual and small group counseling two full school days each week. Students initially placed in the class typically only leave for art, music and gym. However, the goal for each child is to once again join a regular classroom full time, or return to a less restrictive special education class. Generally, additional regular class participation is added relatively soon following placement, depending upon the child's academic skills and behavioral progress. The teacher or paraprofessional often accompanies a student to classes or activities during the school day, and supervision is provided as needed during regular classes as well. Students earn or lose privileges each day through points on a three-tier level system. Daily communication between parents and the ED teacher is considered essential and is expected.



For further information, please contact your district special education consultant.