Form for district roll-up of affiliated new startup community school’s performance data now available
Ohio law allows traditional public school districts to combine the data of certain startup community schools with their district schools to calculate the performance of the district as a whole on the Ohio School Report Cards.
To make use of the provision, the startup community school must be located in the district and the district must either:
1) Lease a building to the community school; or
2) Enter an agreement with the community school in which the district and community school endorse each other’s programs. If the district is the sponsor of the startup community school, the verification form alone is sufficient because the school’s contract already is on file with the Ohio Department of Education.
To use this provision for the 2018-2019 school year, the district must submit the required form and any additional, required materials to the Ohio Department of Education no later than Nov. 9, 2018. If the district does not sponsor the startup community school, the district must provide a copy of the lease or agreement that is in effect between the district and the startup school during the 2018-2019 school year. The district’s decision to include the community school’s performance data with its own data becomes binding for the 2018-2019 school year once the Department receives an acceptable form and any additional required materials. Please note, the district must finalize this process in time for district personnel to review the district’s EMIS Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) reports. The Department will not accept late submissions. Additionally, it is the district’s responsibility to ensure data from the community school are rolling up to the district appropriately.
The form, located here, and related documentation must be submitted by email to Accountability@education.ohio.gov.