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Oct. 30, 2023 Articles

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10/30/2023

State leaders release recommendations to improve statewide student attendance

Recently, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Chris Woolard and other partners highlighted Ohio’s commitment to improving school attendance statewide during the Ohio Takes the Pledge to Stay in the Game! event held at the Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls. During the event, members of the Ohio Attendance Taskforce announced recommendations to improve school attendance and reduce chronic absence.

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10/30/2023

Ohio earns IDEA Part B state determination of Meets Requirements

Every year, each state receives a rating on its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), known as its determination. The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Special Education Programs uses both procedural compliance and student results indicators, giving each equal weight, to evaluate each state’s performance. Ohio is one of 23 states to receive a 2023 Determination of Meets Requirements.

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10/30/2023

Annual Special Education Ratings released

Each year, districts and schools in Ohio receive ratings evaluating the performance of their special education programs. District and school administrators should have received an email from the Department with instructions on accessing rating reports using the OH│ID portal.

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10/30/2023

Purple Star application window opens Nov. 1

The application window to become a Purple Star-designated school is open from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Members of the Purple Star Class of 2024 will be announced in April 2024, the Month of the Military Child.

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10/30/2023

New attendance support with office hours

The Department’s Office of Whole Child Supports now is providing open office hours for anyone with questions about school attendance. Hosted by Ohio’s attendance advisor, office hours are weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 

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