Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Update

Sponsor Evaluation Update


Good morning,

I wanted to remind you, if you have not already done so, to register for the Ohio Department of Education’s 2017-2018 sponsor evaluation process training session to be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the OCLC Conference Center, Dublin, Ohio. Trainers will explain all three evaluation components and share information on updates from the 2016-2017 sponsor evaluation process.

All sponsors must attend and may bring up to five participants. Register for the session, titled OCS 2017-2018 Sponsor Evaluation Training, through STARS using your SAFE account. Enter OCS in the search box to find the event.

Send an email to if you have questions about the training. Send questions about registration to

Second, the Department will make all 2016-2017 sponsor evaluation adjustment request results available to sponsors Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The final 2016-2017 evaluation results will be posted Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. To prepare the website for these results, prior year evaluation results will be unavailable online Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 until the time 2016-2017 results are posted.

Finally, I encourage all sponsors and community schools to attend the 18th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute, Nov. 16-17, in Columbus. The institute is Ohio's premier individual and team professional development for educators, emphasizing middle and high school learners. Event presentations cover research-based strategies and best practices. Participants also will have opportunities to network with colleagues from other schools and districts. Find event and registration information here.

Have a good day, 

RaShaun Holliman
Director, Office of Community Schools