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Jan. 10, 2022 Articles

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1/10/2022

NEW! Available opportunities to comment on rules now located in one place

New for 2022, education stakeholders can read about opportunities to comment on Ohio Administrative Code rules in one place. Each week, EdConnection will feature a New Rules for Public Comment section summarizing the education-related rules that have been posted for public comment in the previous week.

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1/10/2022

New school hiring requirements

The Ohio General Assembly recently updated hiring requirements for school employees under Ohio law. The update requires school districts and chartered nonpublic schools to check the Educator Profile database before making hiring decisions. Certain language also must appear on employment applications for school districts and chartered nonpublic schools.

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1/10/2022

New Rules for Public Comment

The Department regularly posts rules for public comment. Recently, rules related to the Ohio School Report Cards and Dropout Prevention and Recovery Report Cards opened for comment. Find the rules and related public comment deadlines on the Department’s website. Check the site often as additional rules may be added throughout the week.

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1/10/2022

Updated guidance available to address teacher and staff shortages with ESSER and ARP funds

As states continue navigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government allocated the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Programs (ESSER) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to local education agencies to respond to emergent needs in schools and communities. The Department recently updated its guidance on how districts can use these funds to address teacher and staff shortages

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1/10/2022

Upcoming focus groups to discuss principal leadership in Ohio

Throughout February and March, the Department is hosting regional focus group meetings for principals, assistant principals, superintendents, human resource directors, curriculum directors, preservice principals and other school leaders. This is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas regarding professional development for principals.

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