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April 6, 2020 Articles

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4/6/2020

Important new documents, resources and updates from the Ohio Department of Education

In light of the current public health crisis, please be sure to check the Ohio Department of Education webpage regularly. Changes, cancellations and updates will be posted there.
 
 
Governor DeWine announced Ohio’s “Stay at Home” order will be extended through May 1. As families and educators settle into a new and different way of teaching and learning, the Ohio Department of Education continues to update information on Ohio’s coronavirus-related school-building closure.

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4/6/2020

Personal protective equipment and necessary items needed

Does your school have personal protective equipment (PPE) or other necessary items that could be used to help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19)? We ask all schools and districts to scour their storage spaces for any additional PPE or other items that could be used by medical caregivers.

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4/6/2020

COVID-19 staffing survey: Nurses and health care staff needed

Due to Ohio’s coronavirus-related school-building closure, school nurses being underutilized may be of service to the Medical Reserve Corps. This survey is to identify unaffiliated personnel (people not already being counted by hospitals) who could support a potential hospital surge from COVID-19.

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4/6/2020

Assessment and Accountability Waiver Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

Ohio’s ordered school-building closure and subsequent emergency legislation (House Bill 197 of the 133rd General Assembly) have substantial impacts on the state’s assessment and accountability systems, including Ohio School Report Cards for the 2019-2020 school year. During this time of crisis, Ohio’s schools and educators should be focused on addressing the health and safety needs of their students and making a good faith effort, within their available capabilities, to support continued learning outside of school.

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4/6/2020

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities continues serving students

As Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities works to support schools and educators during the ordered school-building closure, the agency wants to make sure educators are aware of services still available for their students. 
 

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