The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has established a partnership with four area hospitals:
- Cleveland Clinic Hospital
- Fairview Hospital
- Metro Health Hospital
- Rainbow Babies and Children’s at University Hospital
These partnerships were created to support CMSD students as well as other Cuyahoga County students that are dealing with a serious or chronic illness. While health is a parent’s top priority for their child’s wellbeing, education is also important. Parents want their children to stay on top of schoolwork as much as possible and plan for when they can return to school. Not only does staying connected to school bring academic, cognitive, psychological, and social benefits it is their child's legal right. Under federal law, kids with chronic or life-threatening illness and/or disabilities are entitled to educational support. Your child might qualify for free services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Each hospital is staffed by Intervention Specialist who work at the various locations. Teachers work in a variety of classroom settings based on the needs of the students and each student academic plan is structured based on an individualized educational plan (IEP).
Karen J. Shepherd Askew, Program AdministratorCleveland Metropolitan School District1349 E. 79th StreetCleveland, Ohio 44103216-838-2974 (office)216-785-4245 (district cell)