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Oct. 4, 2021 Articles

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10/4/2021

Additional resources available to support student attendance and engagement

The Ohio Department of Education released Supporting Student Attendance and Engagement guidance for districts and schools in the Back to School Resources section of its website. This webpage provides information on addressing attendance concerns resulting from illness or quarantine and implementing Ohio’s attendance laws using a supportive approach. 

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10/4/2021

Important updates on school-related pupil transportation services

The Department launched a new compliance monitoring system to help transportation officials identify gaps in compliance and allow districts to share best practices. This statewide pilot program is scheduled for full implementation by April 1, 2022. Districts also should take note of new and amended provisions that pertain to pupil transportation in the most recent state budget bill.

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10/4/2021

College Credit Plus mature content permission slip available

Ohio colleges, universities and secondary schools must provide information about mature subject matter in college courses to students applying to participate in College Credit Plus and their parents or guardians. The required permission slip and supporting documents for this new requirement now are available.

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10/4/2021

2021 Virtual School Safety Summit

The Ohio School Safety Center will hold a free 2021 Virtual School Safety Summit Oct. 6-8. Participants will hear from experts across various school safety disciplines, including physical security, emergency management, mental health, school climate, suicide prevention, cyber safety, transportation and threat assessment.

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10/4/2021

Security grant funding now available for preschools, nonpublic schools and nonprofits

Ohio’s Safety and Security Grant Program funding now is available for safety and security enhancements at religious institutions, chartered nonpublic schools, licensed preschools and nonprofit organizations. Apply by Nov. 12.

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