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EMIS Newsflash – August 17, 2012

8/17/2012

The information below was sent to district Superintendents and Principals earlier today: 

Important Update Regarding the 2011-2012 Local Report Cards

Good morning:

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has received several calls regarding the issuance of the 2011-2012 local report cards.  While I understand and acknowledge the importance of the release of your data, ODE has a responsibility to insure accuracy in the data we share with parents, students and our communities at-large. 

As you are aware, ODE has been working with the Auditor of State to collect and review alleged data irregularities related to student attendance.  I ask for your patience and understanding in allowing ODE to work diligently to determine how local report cards may be impacted for select districts statewide. 

On Monday, Aug. 20, during the Special Meeting of the State Board of Education, I will provide information to the State Board regarding the 2011-2012 local report cards and my proposed process to move forward related to their publication.  I will update everyone after my discussion with the State Board of Education on Monday.

Thank you,

Michael Sawyers

Acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction