Trent McElroy

Celebration of Life for Trent McElroy

We are absolutely devastated to learn the news of the passing of our friend Trent this week in a house fire. He was loved by so many and an absolute joy to be around. For those interested, there will be a memorial service that will be held 1:00 pm this Saturday 11/5 at Cornerstone Church, at the intersection of US …

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Layne

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Layne

Job Title: Pioneer School InstructorPioneer Employee since: August 2021 Tell us a little about yourself.I was born in Maryland and have lived in Virginia, West Virginia, and now Ohio. I currently live with my boyfriend of 4 years and our two cats, Harley and Big Block (boyfriend is a mechanic, so they got mechanical names)! This is my 4th year …

Admin Building Closure and Board Meeting Postponed

Pioneer Administration Building Closure and Board Meeting Postponed

Due to an increased number of COVID-19 positive cases with our admin employees, our Administration Building Office (167 West Main Street) will be closed to the public until Monday, October 18 and staff will be working remotely. Because of the setting and specific population we serve, we determined this was the best way to keep our staff and people we …

Internet Safety Training Webinar

Training: Internet Safety Webinar

WEBINAR: INTERNET SAFETY TRAINING Brought to you by Hamilton County Board of DD We welcome teens and adults to join our two-part internet safety training webinar! During this two-part training, we’ll talk about social media uses and how it connects people. We will also discuss the potential risks of social media and the internet. Our goal is for everyone to …

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Pioneer School Mask Update

After discussion with the Ross County Board of Health, our school nurse, and the updated quarantine guidelines, we will require masks for all staff, visitors, and students capable of wearing one on Pioneer School premises until further notice. We will assess this decision weekly and keep everyone posted if things should change. I understand this isn’t the direction we were …

Pioneer School Safety Protocols

2020-2021 Pioneer School Safety Protocols

Welcome back, Tigers! Practices that will continue this upcoming school year: Students and staff will be encouraged to maintain frequent hand washing and sanitizing by utilizing hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. Thorough cleaning practices throughout the school. Social distancing will be observed where possible. Families should continue to monitor student’s symptoms on a daily basis, keep the student home …

NOTICE: Date Change for August Board Meeting

The Ross County Board of DD has rescheduled their August Board Meeting to Thursday, July 29 at 6:00pm at the Administration Office due to a conflict. This meeting is open to the public.

NADD Conference

SSA Department Receives MI/ID CCOE Team Award

Congratulations to the Service and Support Administration Department for receiving the MI/ID CCOE Team Award at this year’s NADD Annual Conference! Each year the Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability and Ohio’s Telepsychiatry Project for Intellectual Disability recognizes counties in the state of Ohio that have excelled in the areas of provision of services and resources to individuals …

Camp Dream 2021

Sign Up Today for Camp Dream!

Goodwill is hosting their 2nd Annual Camp Dream — a free day camp for kids and young adults with disabilities! Kids Camp – Ages 6 -18 WHEN: August 2-6 9am – 2pm Click below to learn more and fill out the registration packet. If you have questions, call Goodwill Missions Coordinator Cana Horner at 740-702-4000 ext. 144.