Resources for 2017-2018 sponsor evaluation Available for comment

The following documents will be used for the 2017-2018 sponsor evaluation and are available for comment through August 31, 2017. Please address comments to community.schools@education.ohio.gov. Final evaluation instruments will be posted in mid-September.

Quality Practices Rubric | Quality Practices Changes from 16-17
Quality Practices Document Upload GuidanceCompliance Worksheet - Schools
Compliance Worksheet - Sponsors

To view sponsor evaluations tools for 2016-2017, please visit our 2016 - 2017 Sponsor Evaluations Tools webpage.


Sponsors

Sponsors ensure that schools adhere to their contracts, and they make important decisions, such as whether to renew contracts with community schools. The also provide oversight and technical assistance. The contracts between sponsors and schools include provisions required by law and may include specific terms negotiated between the sponsor and the school.

Schools

Parents

Parents in Ohio are empowered with multiple education options that allow them to make informed decisions to best meet their children’s individual needs. This supports the idea that one size doesn’t fit all and Ohio’s children deserve a high-quality education that is tailored to their needs.

Public Documents and Reports

Ohio Revised Code provides guidance for the Ohio Department of Education regarding the posting of documents and reports allowing for full transparency of community school activities, including academic, financial and contractual information. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information about public community schools important for all stakeholders.

Community School Legislation

Since 1997, Ohio has supported the development of community schools as an alternative to the traditional K-12 public schools program. Many legislative actions have changed the landscape of community schools in Ohio since 1997. Statutes applicable for community schools are found throughout the Ohio Revised Code but are primarily found in Chapter 3314.