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EMIS Newsflash – April 22, 2016

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Public Comments Open for Revisions to Five Community School Rules

The Ohio Department of Education is proposing revisions to five current community school rules. The department will accept public comments on these rules until Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 5 p.m., via online survey.


Standards review advisory committees hold first meeting to review comments

Representatives from 18 statewide educational organizations serving on advisory committees held their first meeting April 14 concerning the review of Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. During this initial session, committee members learned about the results of the standards revision survey conducted Feb. 23 through April 5. They also began the process of reviewing all comments pertaining to the standards in their subject areas – a process they will continue on their own and at meetings in April or May. Members of advisory committees, which are each chaired by two content experts, will provide direction to working groups of teachers who will draft the actual revisions to the standards selected.


Universal Special Education Forms Project

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children is currently exploring the feasibility of creating a universal system for electronic special education forms in Ohio. The universal system would be designed so that appropriate staff members in districts would have immediate availability of special education records for students transferring in to their districts, while also minimizing the burden of sharing documents to receiving districts when students transfer out. The first phase of this initiative is to determine the cost effectiveness, risks, technical constraints and needs both at the district and state levels related to implementation of a universal special education forms solution.  


Update on State Superintendent Search

The Ohio Department of Education wants to keep the public up to date on the status of the state superintendent search. As you may know, the state board of education takes the lead on the search for and selection of the state superintendent. The application deadline for this position was last Friday. The board is expected to conduct interviews and make a hiring decision in the next few months. The superintendent search timeline and applicant information can be viewed below.

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