News & Updates

Debate continues on graduation requirements for class of 2018

Following review and discussion of recommendations made by a graduation requirements workgroup formed by the state superintendent, the State Board of Education passed a resolution asking the legislature to take into consideration the workgroup’s specific recommendations and to provide the State Board flexibility to develop alternative pathways to graduation for the class of 2018. Read more

Legislators pledge to address student absence notification

State legislation was recently introduced that would require public schools to notify parents within one hour of the start of the school day when students are absent without excuse. Read more

Stakeholders seek to restore INFOhio funding

Education stakeholders testified at a recent legislative hearing on the state biennial budget bill (H.B. 49) in support of increased funding for the INFOhio program, after significant cuts were made in 2015.

Two years ago, funding for INFOhio was moved from one line item in the state budget to another and, in the process, was cut – perhaps inadvertently – from $2.5 million to $1.4.

Geoffrey Andrews, CEO of the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network, which oversees INFOhio, told legislators that carryover and one-time funds prevented cuts to the program in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. If funding is not restored, school districts would face expenditures of up to $50 million dollars to replace services currently provided through INFOhio, which provides a variety of online databases and other resources that help prepare students for college and career.

Special ed procedural safeguards notice release

A new special education procedural safeguards notice – A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education – is now available for district, school and parent use. This publication replaces the earlier procedural safeguards notice, Whose IDEA Is This?, which can no longer be used effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Crime solving educational materials available through AG

Attorney General Mike DeWIne recently launched the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Science School for fourth-grade students.. Read more

Parents for Charter Schools launched

A new not-for-profit organization is focused on uniting parents to protect and promote school choice in Ohio.  Read more

“Cashless” Ohio lottery to boost K-12 funding

The Ohio Lottery Commission recently announced that it will go “cashless” in fiscal year 2018, retrofitting all lottery vending machines to accept debit and credit cards, increasing net profits and allocations to public schools. Read more

Application for Sponsorship


Please review all the application materials included in the link below. A full timeline is provided on page 4.
Final Application 18-19 SY
Appendix D-Response 23a-c FY18
Final BCHF Charter Application Eval Rubric 18-19 SY

Proposal Summary is due July 1, 2017. The FULL Application is due August 1, 2017.


A powerpoint of the webinar can be found here (Right click, Save As). Watch the webinar video here.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.


If you are interested in transferring your school sponsorship to Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, please contact Jennifer L. Schorr prior to submitting the Transfer Application contained in the link below. jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

BCHF Transfer Written Application 2018-19SY
Transfer Application Item 3 - If Applicable -Measurable SMART Goals Worksheet
Transfer Application Item 10 - Budget and 5 year forecast
Transfer School Item 11 - School Data Dashboard 2018


Renewal applications will be emailed no later than May 1, 2017 directly to schools whose community school agreement expires on June 30, 2018.

Renewal applications will be due August 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Schorr at jschorr@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

Annual Report

Professional Development

BCHF Education Division: Professional Development Catalog (2016-17)

Workshops and Events

Click here for list and details of all professional development for 2017

Revised Learning Standards Update

Tuesday May 30, 2017 Columbus 9 am - noon Register

LeadershipSummit - flyer

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21 Columbus Register

Sponsor Updates