Parent Mentor Program
The Parent Mentor Program is a support network for parents of children with disabilities. The program is funded by a federal grant that allows Kent City Schools to partner with a Parent Mentor from our school district. Your Parent Mentor is a parent of a child with a disability and is aware of your questions and concerns. All Parent Mentor services are provided to families free of charge. Click here if you would like to receive informational updates related to your child.
Some of the services offered by the program include:
Guidance to families through the special education process, including rights and responsibilities
Support to families and educators on an individual basis
Information and resources to families and school personnel including education laws, district programs and services, and community resources
Attendance of Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings or other meetings
Organization of informational workshops
Collaborative partnerships between families, schools, and agencies to benefit students with disabilities.
For more information about the program, or to contact Patty Restaine or Jeanne Schmidlin, your Parent Mentor, call 330-676-7661.