Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Updates

Community Schools Sponsor Updates
11/14/2019

Office of Community Schools - Mid-Nov. Update - HB 166 TA and Reminders

Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors, 

House Bill 166 (the most recent budget bill) included changes that impact community schools and sponsors. The Ohio Department of Education already has provided information on some of the more impactful changes (such as changes to Ohio Revised Code 3314.35 and 3314.351).The Department has created a HB 166 Technical Assistance and Frequently Asked Questions resource for community schools and sponsors. We encourage you to review the document. If you have additional questions, send them to Community.Schools@education.ohio.gov.   

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10/30/2019

Office of Community School - November Updates and Reminders

Dear Sponsors, 

As the calendar approaches November, I want to share a few reminders and updates from the Office of Community Schools. 

  • Community School Annual Budget: Ohio Revised Code 3314.032 (C) requires each community school governing authority to adopt an annual budget no later than Oct. 31 each year. The budget must align with the current year shown in the school’s five-year forecast, and the required template is available under the section titled Schools on the Community Schools webpage. The school’s sponsor must upload in Epicenter the adopted community school annual budget. Also, the resolution approving the annual budget must be submitted in Epicenter no later than Dec. 31

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10/16/2019

Quality Community School Support Fund Information Available

Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors,
 
House Bill 166 (the FY20-FY21 state budget bill) established a quality community schools support grant to provide additional funding to community schools designated as a Community School of Quality. Qualified community schools under the program are eligible to receive up to $1,750 in each fiscal year for each pupil identified as economically disadvantaged and $1,000 in each fiscal year for all others. 

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10/3/2019

Flexibility with Administration of the NWEA MAP Testing

Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors Serving Students through Dropout Prevention and Recovery Programs,

Last year, the Ohio Department of Education allowed community schools that receive the dropout prevention and recovery report cards the flexibility to offer administration of the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments outside of the traditional fall and spring testing windows. Schools could administer the assessments at least 13 weeks apart and have the tests included in the growth measure for the dropout prevention and recovery report cards.

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9/27/2019

HB 166 Updates: Teacher Certification; Student Wellness and Success Funding

Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors,

The Office of Community Schools would like to share the following HB 166 updates with you: 

  • The Department has issued a technical assistance document related to properly certified teacher requirements for community schools. This document explains which licenses teachers in community schools must hold. If you have additional questions about a specific license, please email Propercert@education.ohio.gov

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