School Notebook

LOGGING IN

Having trouble

with login?

Follow this guide

to help you!

Frequently Asked Questions

01

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Families who will be approved for this program must:

  • Be an Ohio resident

  • Have a student with an IEP or 504 Plan

  • Be experiencing financial hardship

    Families who still qualify can request a renewal once of funding, but funding will not be released unless the family still meets all qualifications and 15 weeks have passed since last approval.Families requesting a renewal will be required to complete a post program survey before funding is released. Please contact DSACO to renew funding.

02

WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND SOMEONE?

If you cannot find a learning provider in your area that's a good fit, we encourage you to find someone through your personal networks. However, to pay them using your granted funding, they must be added to the LearningOhio website by filling out the Provider Application. You also have the option to do virtual sessions with providers outside of your area, so you are not limited by proximity.

03

WHAT If I have a provider in mind ALREADY?

Great! This way of using the program has been highly successful.  Please have them fill out a Provider Application. They will need a current Background Check (BCI) or active ODE License.

04

DO MY FUNDS EXPIRE?

If your account is inactive for 4 weeks from the date you were approved, your account will be deleted and your funds will be awarded to another family.  After 15 weeks from approval, you can request a renewal of funds. All funds for this program expire on May 31, 2021.

05

CAN I REAPPLY?

Families who still qualify can request a renewal once of funding, but funding will not be released unless the family still meets all qualifications and 15 weeks have passed since last approval.  Families requesting a renewal will be required to complete a post program survey before funding is released. Please contact DSACO to renew funding.  You will also receive an email from LearningOhio@dsaco.net once you are nearing the 15 week period end.

06

how do educators get paid?

Learning providers will be paid directly by the site administrator, ONLY WHEN you book using your LearningOhio.com and AppointmentsPlus account, otherwise you will have to pay for services out of pocket.

07

Can I or someone on my family be a provider for my student?

We do not allow immediate family members or any family member living in the same household to be paid providers through this program.  We consider these “natural supports”.  However, if there is a relative living in a different household, we are happy to accommodate that request as we understand many families are doing their best to limit exposure to COVID-19.

08

CAN I apply for multiple students? 

If you have more than one student with an IEP or 504 Plan, please apply for each student on a separate application.  You can be awarded one $1,500 grant per student per 15 weeks.

Have questions?

Please look through the site and familiarize yourself with the content. We are confident you will find answers to your questions on the “Getting Started” and “Become a Provider” pages. If you still cannot find answers to your questions, please contact our team at learningohio@dsaco.net to let us know how we can help!

Disclaimer: The learning providers on this site have cleared background checks by DSACO. However, it is the responsibility of the parent to interview any candidate listed and ensure a good fit for their family. Educators listed on the site are NOT employees of Fam-ess or DSACO. They are independent contractors looking to connect with families to offer their services directly. *DSACO and Fam-ess, reserve the right to refuse any family and/or provider for any reason not including based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

dsaco_blue.png
Children's Initiatives final.png
DODD Square.jpg

© 2021 Fam-ess, LLC.