Education poverty task force meets
The new House Task Force on Education and Poverty holds first meetings. Read more
Safer Schools Ohio promotes positive school climate
Safer Schools Ohio encourages schools to get Off to a great start by defining and promoting a positive school climate that reflects their individual values and priorities. Read more
New Resource Explains Graduation Options for class of 2018
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently announced the availability of a new handout on graduation requirements for students who entered ninth grade between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
While ODE expects that most students will satisfy new high school curriculum requirements and meet one of the three existing graduation pathways, the recent budget bill (H.B. 49) authorizes two additional options only for students in the class of 2018.
Model Policy Outlines Alternatives to Suspension, Expulsion
The State Board of Education recently adopted a model policy for violent, disruptive or inappropriate behavior, including excessive absences.
The new policy – which stresses preventative strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion -- aligns with the requirements of H.B. 410 enacted earlier this year and may be adopted in part or in full to meet the needs of individual schools.
State board meetings to air on Ohio Channel
The State Board of Education recently approved a resolution to stream meetings live on the Ohio Channel website, with broadcasts to air as soon as September.
In recent years, audio recordings have been publicly available, allowing K-12 education followers access to deliberations.
“I think this furthers our mission as a state board to allow more people to know what’s going on,” said Nick Owens, who brought the proposal forward. “We make decisions that affect nearly 1.7 million school-aged children and I think the success of our educational system affects all Ohioans … and so it’s an important thing that everyday Ohioans should be able to watch.
The board typically meets the second Monday and Tuesday of each month.
Bar set higher for third-grade reading exam
At its July meeting, the State Board of Education took action to increase the score students must earn in order to demonstrate adequate reading proficiency and to advance to fourth-grade reading.
As required by state law, the board has raised the bar — by about two points — each year since 2012. As a result of the board’s most recent action, the required minimum score is now set at 672.
Nearly four out of five students who took the assessment in the spring of this year would have been promoted had the new score been in place.
Dates set for 2018 state-funded ACT & SAT
Current state law requires schools to administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all 11th grade students in the spring of the school year. Read more
Foster care resources available
Guidance and support documents to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are now available from ODE. Read more
ODE releases math curricular, instructional updates
The Ohio Department of Education recently released its K-8 Gap Analysis and High School Standards by Course Checklist. Read more
NEW SCHOOL/REPLICATING SCHOOL APPLICATION – to open for the 2018-2019 SY
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
SPONSORSHIP TRANSFER APPLICATION
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. email@example.com 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
SPONSORSHIP RENEWAL APPLICATION
Renewal applications will be emailed no later than May 1, 2017 directly to schools whose community school agreement expires on June 30, 2018.
Workshops and Events
SPECIAL EDUCATION UPDATE - POSTPONED
RESOURCES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION REVISTED
STICKING WITH STUDENTS