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June 7, 2021 Articles

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6/7/2021

Licensure renewal flexibility ends July 1 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Ohio law, the Ohio Department of Education extended the renewal deadline for licenses and permits previously set to expire July 1, 2020. Those licenses and permits will remain valid until July 1, 2021. Educators should renew their credentials before the extension ends.   

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6/7/2021

Nonrenewable temporary licenses expire July 1 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department received authority to issue nonrenewable, one-year temporary licenses to applicants who met all other qualifications for licensure but were unable to complete their required licensure examinations. Candidates should make arrangements to take their licensure exams now to obtain standard or alternative licenses before their temporary licenses expire on July 1.

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6/7/2021

Resources available for the Emergency Connectivity Fund 

The Emergency Connectivity Fund exists to help students, schools and libraries that lack access to the internet or technology to support remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and libraries can learn more about the program on the Federal Communications Commission website or Ohio’s Emergency Connectivity Fund resource site. 

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6/7/2021

Self-Report on Identification and Services for Students Who Are Gifted due Aug. 27 

The annual Self-Report on Identification and Services for Students Who Are Gifted is due Aug. 27. Districts that cannot meet this deadline may contact the Department to establish a new timeframe. 

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6/7/2021

Fiscal Year 2022 EMIS changes open for public comment 

EMIS users now can review and provide comment on new or updated EMIS guidelines. Current proposed changes to the guidelines address homeschool data reporting, Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan codes, computer science subject codes, career-technical education student program codes and Ohio Graduation Tests references. 

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