Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors:
We hope each of you found a few moments in the past few weeks to rest and reflect as you wrapped up the 2018-2019 school year and began preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. The recently passed budget bill (House Bill 166) included items that impact community schools and sponsors. The Ohio Department of Education will provide more information on these changes in the coming weeks. At a high level, there are changes to the Sponsor Evaluation, new requirements around opening assurances for the 2020-2021 school year, changes to when community schools can merge, and the creation of the Quality Community School Support Program.