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Aug. 23, 2023 Articles

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8/17/2023

Free and reduced price school meals, updates to direct certification with Medicaid

Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, the State of Ohio biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Visit the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program webpage for more information.
 
Additionally, the Ohio Department of Education is approved for a National School Lunch Program Direct Certification pilot providing direct certification lists identifying students approved for free or reduced-price meals through Medicaid in addition to those certified through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Ohio Works First (OWF).

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8/17/2023

2024-2025 FAFSA Opening Date Delayed

The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form and process are undergoing a massive overhaul for the 2024-2025 FAFSA. These changes have resulted in the opening date being delayed until December 2023. Students and parents are advised to explore college websites to understand new dates and urged to set up new FSA ID this fall to be prepared to file when FAFSA opens.

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8/17/2023

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Score for 2023-2024

The Third Grade Reading Guarantee promotion criteria is set for the 2023-2024 school year to ensure students are on track for reading success. Learn more about changes beginning in the 2023-2024 school year including the parent request exemption, notification requirements and reading improvement and monitoring plan requirements.

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8/17/2023

Graduation requirements for the Class of 2024

Learn about Ohio’s graduation requirements.

 

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8/17/2023

Update OEDS contact information and identify points of contact

The start of the school year is the perfect time to update contact information and points of contact in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS).
 
Reminder for superintendents or their designees to set up their districts in the Educator Evaluation System (OhioES) by Oct. 6.

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