News & Updates

Auditor recommends development, implementation of crowd-funding policies
The Ohio Auditor of State recently unveiled a report developed in response to requests for guidance on the use of crowd-funding by schools.  READ MORE

Get to know new report card elements
The 2018 Ohio state report cards to be released in September will include new and modified calculations.  READ MORE

Report recommends increased funding for early childhood education
Groundwork Ohio’s Ohio Early Childhood Race& Rural Equity Report 2018 reveals that poverty is a key factor in determining academic outcomes and that students who start school behind for socioeconomic reasons stay behind.  READ MORE

House, Senate pass two key education bills before summer recess
The Ohio Senate and House of Representatives made the passage of two key bills – H.B. 87 and S.B. 216 – a priority on their last day in session before the General Assembly’s summer recess.  READ MORE

Free access to LinkedIn’s online training available
Beginning Sept. 1, 2018, online courses from Lynda.com will be available free to Ohioans with a valid Ohio library card.  READ MORE

Congressional hearing focuses on charter schools
Republicans and Democrats in Congress may differ in their overall support of charter schools, but a recent somewhat tense hearing revealed a universal belief that greater accountability and better authorizing of charter schools should be a high priority.  READ MORE

House Bill 21 clears Ohio House, Senate
Legislation requiring charter schools – rather than districts – to verify the resident school district of its students annually and upon enrollment has been approved by the Ohio House and Senate, and sent to the Governor.  READ MORE

Safer Schools promotes useful resources
To assist schools and community organizations in locating local mental and behavioral health treatment providers, the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success developed the online School and Community Continuum of Services Map.

This useful online tool is an interactive county-by-county map that lists agencies that provide mental health and behavioral health services, and includes agency contact information, links to a map and directions to the facility, and highlights the prevention, intervention and treatment services provided by each agency. Access the map online

Application for Sponsorship

Please review all application materials in the links below for a new or replication of an existing high performing school. -

1. BCHF Application for New and Replicating Community Schools 19-20SY
2. Appendix A - D 2019-2020SY Application
3. FINAL Required Tables New and Replication Applications
4. Scoring Rubric BCHF Application New and Replicating

Full Application is due September 1, 2018

BCHF New/Replicating School Application webinar has been archived here. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org

Interested in Changing Sponsors? 
Below are links to the Sponsorship Transfer Application. If at any time you have questions, please contact Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org

  1. BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY
  2. Attachment A - BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY
  3. Attachment B - BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY
  4. Attachment C-BCHF Transfer Written Application to begin 2019-2020SY
Renewal Application documents will be posted here and emailed directly no later than August 30, 2018 to schools whose sponsorship contract expires June 30, 2019.

Annual Report

Professional Development

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Workshops and Events

This workshop focuses on the various aspects of emotional self- regulation as they apply to both students and staff. Children who know how to self-regulate will turn into teens and adults who can self-regulate.
August 14, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Register online

Nonviolent Crisis Prevention is a prescribed training program of the Crisis Prevention Institute. The training is intended to equip and credential staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. The training meets Ohio Department of Education’s policies on restraint and seclusion.
August 23, 2018 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Columbus Register online

This is a one-day “bootcamp” covering basic elements of quality instruction and classroom management. Teachers will learn about effective management systems and dealing with disruptions in the classroom. They will then learn about best practices for effective lesson planning and delivery.
September 6, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Register online
September 27, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cleveland Register online

This session will identify key aspect of Restorative Justice practices, discuss what are not restorative practices and introduce key elements while providing initial implementation guidelines with examples.
September 11, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cleveland Register online
September 25, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Register online

Includes announcements regarding ESL in Ohio, sharing and/or speaker, and ESL updates. The afternoon will focus on teaching writing to English learners.
September 13, 2018 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Register online

BCHF will hold its Fall Dropout Recovery Roundtable — an opportunity for school leaders and others involved in BCHF’s sponsored dropout recovery programs to interact with Dr. Joe Hendershott, author of The Wounded Student. Find strategies to help at-risk and troubled youth in your school.
September 18, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m, Columbus Register online

BCHF is very excited to have Dr. Joe Hendershott, author of The Wounded Student, as the keynote speaker. Details to follow.
September 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Columbus Register online

Sponsor Updates