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8/11/2015

Third Grade Reading update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.

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8/11/2015

Submitting resolution to not offer career tech in grades 7-8 available Sept. 1

State law requires school districts to provide career-technical education programs in grades 7-12. If a local board of education elects not to provide career-technical education programs in grades 7 and 8, it must adopt a resolution that specifies this decision and submit it to the Ohio Department of Education by Sept. 30 of that school year.

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8/11/2015

2015 supplemental funding expenditures for career-tech programs now due in September

Due to data issues, the department did not distribute Career Technical Education Supplemental Funding guidance letters (formerly known as CTAE Weighted Funds Certification Letter) until the end of Fiscal Year 2015. Therefore, school districts and joint vocational school districts have until the beginning of September 2015 to finalize their FY15 Career Technical Education Supplemental Funding expenditures.

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8/11/2015

School nutrition program software now live

The Office for Child Nutrition is upgrading its Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS) software. The new system will be used to complete all school meal program applications and claims beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. New users must complete a Certificate of Authority for access to the system. Click here to access the CRRS.NET system.

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8/11/2015

2015-2016 Green Ribbon Schools application now online – deadline Oct. 30

Ohio is again participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program that recognizes schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

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8/11/2015

Remember to update roles and contact information in the Ohio Educational Directory System

The department uses district contact information in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS) as it conducts many functions, including administering grants, maintaining data, ensuring that state funding is received and communicating the latest education news. Because OEDS is a vital link in this information flow, the department encourages districts to have their OEDS administrators update the system on an ongoing basis, and particularly now as the new school year approaches.

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8/11/2015

Register now for orientation for nurses new to Ohio schools, Sept. 16-18

This three-day workshop offers nurses without prior work experience in Ohio schools current information regarding school nursing. Priority registration will be given to nurses with less than two years of experience in schools and those who have not previously attended the orientation. Registration is limited to licensed nurses only.

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