District roll up of affiliated community school performance data form available

10/5/2020

Ohio law allows traditional public school districts to combine data from certain startup community schools with district-operated schools to calculate district performance as a whole on the Ohio School Report Cards.
 
To make use of the provision, the startup community school must be within the district’s boundaries and the district must either:
1) Lease a building to the community school; or
2) Enter into an agreement with the community school to endorse each other’s program. If a district is the startup community school’s sponsor, the verification form alone constitutes the agreement since the school’s contract already is on file with the Ohio Department of Education.
 
To take advantage of this provision for the 2020-2021 school year, the district must submit the required form and any additional, required materials to the Ohio Department of Education no later than Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
 
If the district does not sponsor the startup community school, it must provide a copy of the lease or agreement in effect between the district and startup school during the 2020-2021 school year. The district’s decision to include the community school’s performance data with its own data becomes binding for the 2020-2021 school year once the Department receives an acceptable form and any additional required materials.
 
The Department will not accept late submissions. It is the district’s responsibility to ensure data from the community school is rolling up to the district appropriately.
 
Submit the form and related documentation by email to Accountability@education.ohio.gov.