From the Superintendent



The Ohio Department of Education has received more than 250 letters of intent so far from educators, schools and districts that plan to apply for Straight A Fund awards. I’m excited about this response because it confirms what I have always believed – there are many Ohio educators and administrators out there thinking of innovative ways to improve student learning and reduce operational costs so they can channel more money into their classrooms.

If your district plans to pursue Straight A Funds alone or as part of a consortium, remember that the deadline for indicating your intent to apply is Oct. 4 and you must submit your formal application sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 25 through the CCIP.

We hope to see many more letters of intent coming in. In the meantime, a webinar providing an overview of the application is available on our Straight A Fund Web page.

Because we expect to have many applications to review, we are still looking for scorers. Please help us by considering whether you know someone who is qualified to fill this role. Interested individuals should apply by Oct. 4. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services will screen scorers’ applications and make recommendations to the Ohio Department of Education. For selection criteria, visit our Straight A Fund Scorers Web page.

Thank you for all you do for the boys and girls of Ohio.



Dr. Richard A. Ross

State Superintendent of Public Instruction