PAULDING - At the Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) board meeting on April 25, the board terminated the Shared Services Agreement for superintendent with Williams County.

The termination was mutually agreed upon between the counties, effective July 1, due to the retirement of current superintendent Debra Guilford.

Furthermore, the board made a motion to move forward to authorize the PCBDD board president to work with Randy Beach, OACB on a Shared Services Agreement with Van Wert County's superintendent, James Stripe.

At the board meeting, Northwest Ohio Waiver Administration Council (NOWAC) presented cash flow projections through 2029 to initiate a discussion on the local tax levy expiring at the end of this year.

Additionally, the board increased the maximum annual Family Support Services (FSS) reimbursement from $800 to $1,000. FSS is a program that provides resources, services and assistance to families who care for a family member who has a developmental disability in their home.

Examples of qualified FSS services are respite care by providers chosen by the family, adaptive equipment like compression vests or weighted blankets, and therapy that assists the family in caring for their family member who has special needs. Families who have a family member who has a developmental disability and is eligible for PCBDD services may complete an FSS application. The application can be found online at or for additional information contact PCBDD directly at 419-399-4800.

The next board meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 16 at 900 Fairground Drive, Paulding.