Local Equity Plan

Local Equity Access Planning (LEAP) seeks to ensure that poor and minority students have equitable access to excellent educators, those teachers and leaders who are effective, experienced, and properly licensed or certified. LEAs complete a Local Equity Plan using district and building specific data to identify areas of opportunity and growth.

Local education agencies (LEAs) will continue to use the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) to engage in local equitable access planning. LEAs will complete their local equitable access plans in the CCIP Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Tab by March 1, 2019. 

FY19 Local Equity Planning Resources

Resource Guide for Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Component assists local education agency personnel in understanding and addressing the FY19 local equity planning requirements.

Locating the Equitable Access Analysis Tool provides a description of the Equitable Access Analysis Tool for LEAs to use in local equity planning and instructions on how to access the tool.

Conducting a Root-Cause Analysis with Stakeholders provides guidance on understanding and conducting a root-cause analysis, item 2 in local equitable access planning.

Determining and Outlining Strategies to Alleviate Gaps provides guidance on strategy development to alleviate gaps, item 3 in local equitable access planning.

Completing Equitable Access Items in CCIP provides the step-by-step procedures to assist local education agency personnel in submitting the five required Equitable Access to Excellent Educators items in the CCIP. 

FY19 Planning Requirements Chart provides an overview of the requirements for each of the four planning categories. 

FY19 Equity Labs

The Ohio Department of Education will be offering one-day equity labs at various locations across the state to assist local education agencies with their annual local equitable access planning process. During the labs, participants can use the Equitable Access Analysis Tool to determine equity gaps, conduct a root-cause analysis and identify strategies to address gaps while also setting a goal to measure progress.
Each district should bring a stakeholder team of three to five people that could include the superintendent, principals, teachers, human resources staff, federal programs staff, parents or community members. We suggest that each team brings a computer device as participants will have an opportunity to submit their FY2019 equity plan in the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP). 

Training Dates and Locations
Date Site Location
2/4/2019 Quest 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus OH 43240
2/8/2019 Stark County ESC: Advanced Technology Center* 6057 Strip Ave NW, North Canton OH 44720
*Directions to this location will be listed on the registration.

To register to attend this event, go to the System to Achieve Results for Students (STARS) in your Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) account. The name of the event is “Equity Lab 101: Developing Your Plan” and the searchable keyword is “equity.”  

Equity FAQs

For more information

Please contact equity@education.ohio.gov with questions.

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