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Career-Technical Education Middle Grades Waiver

The waiver for districts to opt out of offering seventh- and eighth-grade career-tech programming is accessible through the SAFE account for the superintendent or superintendent designee. Instructions for completing the form are available here.

Middle grades career-technical education waivers must be completed yearly. The deadline for completing this year’s waiver is Sept. 30. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Career-Technical Education at (614) 466-3430.


Grant Career Center recognized as quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program

GCC becomes third career center to earn such recognition.


Trumbull Career and Technical Center student receives prestigious award

Stephanie Walton, student at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, was awarded the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology.


Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Combined Plan

As part of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), all states are required to submit a combined workforce plan by March 2016.


School Counselor Standards adopted; evaluation framework on horizon

The State Board of Education has approved the adoption of Ohio Standards for School Counselors. The Educator Standards Board and the department led the development of these standards this year per state law that also requires the State Board to adopt a standards-based framework for evaluating school counselors by May 31, 2016. By Sept. 30, 2016, each school district board of education must adopt a school counselor evaluation policy in accordance with the framework and state law. 

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