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4/2/2015

Local Braille Production Center Application - Deadline May 15, 2015

The BEST Grant collaborative partners will establish two Local Braille Production Centers (LBPC) in school districts. The establishment of these centers will expand braille production capabilities at the local school district level.  The application and information packet for district’s to apply to become a Local Braille Production Center can be found at the links below.

 


4/2/2015

New Braille Code for Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired

Districts must prepare for the new braille code for students who are blind/visually impaired. A Transition Plan and Transition Timeline have been developed to provide districts with guidance and resources for implementation.

 


4/1/2015

EMIS Newsflash – April 1, 2015

New FY15 Required Spring Update Five Year Forecast (P) Reporting Collection Request Released


3/24/2015

Department issues guidance on Safe Harbor for 2014-2015

As Ohio transitions to new state tests, safe harbor gives schools, teachers and students time to adjust to the new tests. In most cases, there will no longer be consequences tied to the results of the state tests given in the 2014-2015 school year.


3/19/2015

Clarification on Section II.5.b of the State Complaint Procedures C-5

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) is clarifying section II.5.b of the State Complaint Procedures C-5 Effective 12/12/2014.


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