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5/26/2015

Webinars on Promising Practices for School Success

District administrators and building leaders who were not able to attend the spring Promising Practices for School Success regional meetings can participate in one of three webinars. You must register, but there is no cost. Leaders from Ohio’s top-performing districts will share how they are closing education gaps, getting high value-added ratings for gifted students and students with disabilities, and increasing their Performance Index.

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5/26/2015

OSFC School Security Grant application and reimbursement deadlines announced

Application and reimbursement deadlines for Round 2 of the School Security Grant program are as follows:

  • Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 16, 2015;
  • Reimbursement documentation deadline is Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

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5/26/2015

Reminder – plans for makeup of excess calamity days via online lessons or blizzard bags due July 31

Schools have the option to use online lessons or blizzard bags to make up days when schools close for circumstances such as hazardous weather conditions, disease epidemic, damage to a school building, inoperability of buses or other equipment necessary to a school's operation, or temporary conditions making the school building unfit, such as utility failure. The online lessons or blizzard bags can be used to make up a maximum of three school days or hours equivalent to three days.

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5/26/2015

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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5/19/2015

New service provides instant email when department’s Web pages are updated

Visitors to education.ohio.gov will see a new feature for getting exactly the news they need as soon as it is published.

Through a new service called GovDelivery, used by more than 1,000 government departments nationwide, visitors will be able to:

  • Subscribe quickly to one of 60 key pages on the department’s website for topics ranging from testing to curriculum. When new or updated information is posted on that page, the subscriber automatically will receive an email message;
  • Easily sign up for department electronic newsletters.

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5/19/2015

Medical waiver requests related to statewide assessments due May 29

Through the same process used the past two years, a district seeking an emergency medical waiver for a student who could not take state tests may submit a waiver application found here. In addition to the waiver form, you will find instructions describing requested documentation, such as a doctor’s order or other medical information, that will help explain the nature of the emergency that prevented the student from participating. The deadline for the waiver applications is May 29.

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5/19/2015

EMIS Supplementary Graduation Rate Data Forms due May 29

The 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Cards will include both the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2014 and the Five-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2013. Both rates will be displayed on the report card and used in accountability calculations.

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