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March 16, 2020 Articles

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3/16/2020

Coronavirus school closure information from the Ohio Department of Education

Given the current public health crisis, please be sure to check the Ohio Department of Education webpage regularly, as changes, cancellations and updates will be posted there.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Governor Mike DeWine announced on March 12 that all Ohio schools will close beginning at the end of the school day on Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. This order includes all public, community and private K-12 schools in the state.

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3/16/2020

Changes in the reporting timeline for restraint and seclusion data

Restraint and seclusion data collection for the current school year will begin June 1, 2020. Traditionally, this data has been collected in late fall for the previous school year.

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3/16/2020

OTES 2.0 training and credentialing FAQs

Many districts will begin implementing the revised Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, OTES 2.0, next year. Educational service centers will begin offering the required OTES 2.0 Bridge Training and OTES 2.0 Full Credentialing Training later this month.

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3/16/2020

Equity for Each: Advanced approaches for improving Equity in Career-Technical Education

One of Ohio’s greatest education challenges remains equity in education achievement for each child, particularly each child included in a special population as defined in Perkins V. To increase equitable access, engagement and outcomes for Ohio’s career-technical education students, Ohio is committed to helping local recipients identify “equity gaps” in local enrollment and performance data, especially in career field pathways aligned to high-skill, high-wage or in-demand occupations.

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3/16/2020

Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 22-28

As part of Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, and in conjunction with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, Ohio will conduct a statewide tornado drill to test its Emergency Alert System.

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