After 40 years of operating programs and providing services out of the Oliver School Building (formerly known as Happy Hours School), the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently voted to give the building back to its former owner, the Ohio Valley School District.
On March 2, 1976, the school district deeded the building over to the Adam County Board of DD so they could operate a school for children with disabilities. Over 40 years, the school was operated and other services provided such as Supported Living, Early Intervention, and Family Support Services. The Board office has also been located at the Oliver Building for all of these years.
As the times have changed, so has the idea of serving all children in the public school. Once Oliver School closed, the board office and programs continued to remain at this location. This has been a joint effort and a mutual agreement between both boards to return the deed to Ohio Valley School District which has more appropriate needs for utilizing the entire building and serving children in their district.
The Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities will now be housed out of the Job and Family Services Building located on Rice Drive in West Union. The Superintendent, the Business Manager, the Early Intervention Specialist, and four Service and Support Administrators all began business at this new location on April 25. The phone number for the Adams County Board of DD will remain the same.