County Commissioners and people from the DD community standing in front of the newly renovated bathrooms at camp cattail.

Camp Cattail Renovates Restrooms Funded by Landrum Grant

Camp Cattail invited the County Commissioners and Pioneer Center Leadership to view the newly renovated restrooms that are now ADA friendly and more accommodating for visitors. Camp Cattail was rewarded a grant from the Landrum Endowment Fund. This second annual grant round was designed to support nonprofit and public organizations serving those with developmental disabilities in Ross County by working …


Know The Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine

(info below is from Health and Welfare Alert #68-1-21) We know there is a lot of information out there about the vaccines and we want you to make an informed decision. Please take time to learn the facts from reputable sources like the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and theCenters for Disease Control …

RCBDD Appoints New Superintendent

Ross County Board of DD Appoints New Superintendent

After an extensive interview process, the Ross County Board of DD is happy to announce they have selected Amy Beeler as the next superintendent of the Pioneer Center organization. Amy is a lifelong resident of Ross County with 19 years of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Southern Ohio Council …

Mask Up. Lather Up. Sleeve Up. Fight the Flu.

Fighting the Flu (#FightFlu)

Health and Welfare AlertOctober 2020 #31-10-20 This year, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and those you care for from getting Influenza (flu). The best way to prevent the flu is to get the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccine as soon as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Pioneer School

Pioneer School Closing Update

OCTOBER 1, 2020 — Today we were notified that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was asymptomatic and took the test as part of a general screening. School leaders immediately notified the Ross County Health District and we are working with them closely and following their guidance. All staff and the families of all students who came …

PRN LPNs and RNs Needed

Pioneer School PRN LPNs and RNs Needed

Pioneer School is looking for PRN LPNs and PRN RNs for the school year. MUST HAVE: Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Ohio LPN License CPR & First Aid certification FBI/BCII and other background checks required Valid driver’s license Applicants can complete an Employee Application then forward it to HR Director Cinda Knisley at or drop it off …

Subs Needed

Join Us! Substitutes Needed

The school year is starting up, and Pioneer School is needing Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Assistants. Applicants can complete an Employee Application as well as an Affidavit, then forward it to HR Director Cinda Knisley at or drop it off at the Admin building (167 West Main Street). Applicants who have any questions can call Lisa Arledge at …

Pioneer School Reopening Plan

Pioneer School 2020-2021 Reopening Plan

To Parents, Guardians, and Family Members of Pioneer School Students: I understand the pandemic has caused additional stress and difficulty for many of our students and families. We have worked hard to come up with a plan that keeps our students and staff members as safe as possible while continuing to provide the vital supports students need. Below are links …

Tina Browder, Pioneer School, accepts check from Brenda Patton, Mid-America

Thank you Mid-America Conversion Services

Thank you to Mid-America Conversion Services for your donation to Pioneer School to go towards technological advancements in learning equipment. Pioneer has put that money towards purchasing Promethean boards for all the classrooms.