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Leonard Kirtz School (LKS) provides comprehensive programs and education for school age children (ages 5-22) with developmental disabilities. The content of the program is designed to provide social, academic, and vocational programs geared to the individual functioning level of each student and follows the curriculum as defined by the Ohio Department of Education Content Standards. It is the intent of the MCBDD that all students who enter Leonard Kirtz School receive services and instruction that focuses on cognitive, functional, and vocational skills so they can reach their full potential.

Certified teachers and specialists provide instruction through the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The focus of the IEP is to develop skills in communication, self-help, functional daily living, social interaction,, cognitive development, and vocational preparation and training.

Placement at LKS, is an IEP/district placement decision. If you are a parent of a student with a disability and are interested in LKS as a school program for your child, please contact your district of residence. LKS at MCBDD currently provides school services to 65 students.

LKS provides students that attend our school program, with Extended School Year (ESY) services in the summer. The ESY services include related services as well as educational programming.

Access our Digital Library

Please click HERE to review Policy 3230 - Wellness Policy (LKS)

Please click HERE to review Policy 4631 - Wellness Policy

Please click HERE to view a virtual tour of LKS!

Please click HERE to review the LKS Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan

What we're doing at LKS

LKS returns to school on September 5, 2023, we're looking forward to great year!!!


Contact Us

School Office Personnel


Primary Age Wing

Intermediate Age Wing

Secondary Age Wing

Clinic Staff

  • Lacey Maass
  • Neina Roberts
  • Teri Ruiz

Speech/Language Department (S/L)

    Physical Therapy (PT)

    • Karen Ray (PTA)
    • Mary Ann McFarland (assistant)
    • Dawnell Jewell (PT)

    Occupational Therapy (OT) 

    • Heather Rosser (COTA)