Fairway School

The Fairway School Program offers a wide array of services to children in Crawford County. These services are arranged and developed through the Local Education Agency, the Early Childhood Collaborative and families of children. Fairway School involves community agencies, the children and their families and other professionals in the planning and services for children.


Since December 2016, Fairway Preschool has continued to receive a prestigious 5-star rating from the Ohio Department of Education in the Step Up to Quality rating system, which is based on national research standards.

The 5-star rating is based on four different domains: Learning and Development, Staff Qualifications and Professional Development, Administrative and Leadership Practices, and Family and Community Partnerships. The 5-Star rating is in effect for 3-years, March 2020 through March 2023.

Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s rating system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Participating programs can earn from one to five stars. All Early Learning Childhood Education and Preschool Special Education Programs funded by the Ohio Department of Education are mandated to participate in Step Up To Quality and are required to achieve a rating of 3, 4, or 5 to maintain state funding, as well as administer and report on the Early Learning Assessment for all early childhood education and preschool special education funded children.

Special Services

Occupational/Physical Therapy

Speech Therapy

Nursing Services

Intervention Specialist

Adaptive Physical Education

Services are individualized

Why should I send my child to Fairway School?

Fairway Schools aligns program components with Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation tool to assure opportunities for language and development indicators for monitoring each child’s progress.

Fairway School offers:

  • Preschool for children on an IEP at no cost to the family
  • Full-day, 4 days per week programming
  • Inclusion with children with typical skills
  • Toilet training for those children ready for the next step
  • Small school setting and a high staff ratio
  • Integrated Speech, OT, PT and Adaptive Physical Education
  • Highly skilled instructors, specialist and assistants
  • Preschool classes (for a fee) for children with typical skills
  • A safe, positive & nurturing environment
  • Transportation to and from school

Fairway School Contact Information

How To Contact Us:

Fairway School

1650 E. Southern Ave.

Bucyrus, OH 44820


419-562-3176 Fax

Mrs. Kim Pittman, Director of Education - ext. 149


Mrs. Faith Achtermann - Secretary - ext. 111

Ms. Lily Rockwell - Speech and Language

Mrs. Jennifer Kuhn - Teacher

Mrs. Amie Heinlen - Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Amy Kitchin - Teacher

Mrs. Bernadette Edler - Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Kylie Korner - Teacher

Mrs. Julie Thornton – Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Tonya Jones - Teacher

Mrs. Janet Sutter - Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Katie Bowmar - Teacher

Mrs. Aimee Blankenship - Teacher Assistant

Mr. Judy Dalrymple - Teacher Assistant

Fairway School - Preschool

For children 3 to 5 years of age Fairway School offers preschool. The classes are an integrated program with students with special needs and students who are typically developing.

Students who qualify for special needs services receive preschool services free. Students who are typically developing will be charged tuition. Tuition is based upon the income of the family utilizing a sliding scale.

The preschool program follows Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards, rules and regulations, and Creative Curriculum.  Our teachers have a minimum of a 4 year degree and are certified by the Ohio Department of Education to teach preschool. Each classroom has an assistant teacher who has their paraprofessional certification from the Ohio Department of Education. Identified students also receive the benefit of ancillary services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and adaptive physical education.

All day programs are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Fairway between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Breakfast is provided daily to the students at no cost. Lunch is also available to be purchased. Food is prepared through Bucyrus City Schools Food Service. Students may also pack their lunch if they wish.

Students are required to rest for one hour per day on their individual cots.


Transportation is provided by Ohio Specialty Services (OSS). Students that are on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) receive this service at no charge. Typically developing students are charged on a sliding scale. Each bus has an aide to ride along to assist the driver.

If desired, parents may choose to provide transportation for their child.

Fairway School Calendar 2023-2024 School Year

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* = In-Service/Training/Staff Workday

August 21 - Teacher's First Day
*August 25 - All Staff In-Service

September 4 - Labor Day - No School
September 5 & 6 - Fairway Students' First Day - Staggered Start for Preschool
September 7 - All Students Attend Class

October 9 - Columbus Day - No School

November 8- Parent Teacher Conferences (PM only) (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

November 9- Parent Teacher Conferences (PM only) (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
November 10- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 22- Thanksgiving Break- No School (Veterans Day Observed)
November 23- Thanksgiving Day- No School
November 24- Thanksgiving Break- No School

December 13- Christmas Program
*December 14 & 15- Staff Workday – No School
December 15- UCT Christmas Dinner (TBD)
December 18 through December 31- Winter Break - No School

January 1 - Winter Break – No School
*January 2 – Staff return from Winter Break – No School
January 3 - School Resumes / Students return from Winter Break
January 15- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

February 19 - President’s Day - No School

March 28 – Spring Break – No School
March 29 – Spring Break – No School

April 1 – Spring Break – No School
*April 8 – Staff Workday – No School
April 10 – Parent Teacher Conferences (PM only) (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
April 11 – Parent Teacher Conferences (PM only) (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
April 12 – Parent Teacher Conferences
*April 25 & 26 – Staff Training – No School

May 23- Fairway Students’ Last Day and Spring Program
May 30- Last Day for Staff

Make up days, if needed, will be made up at the end of the year; or at the Boards’ discretion. All calendars are subject to change by the CCBDD.

Grading Periods

November 2
January 18
March 21
May 23

Progress reports will be distributed the following week with the exception of the last one which will be at the student’s last day.

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