Academic Distress Commission
Districts are subject to an academic distress commission after receiving an overall grade of F on the Ohio School Report Cards for three consecutive years. Find more information in Ohio Revised Code 3302.10.
Academic Improvement Plans (Updated Dec. 17, 2021)
Recent changes in state law require districts currently under the oversight of an academic distress commission to submit an academic improvement plan to the state superintendent of public instruction. The plan will be in place for a period of three school years and will include annual and overall academic improvement benchmarks for the district and strategies for achieving those benchmarks.
On Dec. 3, 2021, the interim state superintendent approved the revised proposals from all three districts. The approval letters and approved plans are posted below.
Approval Letters and Approved Plans
East Cleveland City Schools (ECCS)
ECCS State Superintendent Approval Letter
| ECCS Final Approved Plan
Lorain City School District (LCSD)
LCSD State Superintendent Approval Letter
| LCSD Final Approved Plan
Youngstown City School (YCS)
YCS State Superintendent Approval Letter
| YCS Final Approved Plan
Academic Distress Commission Members
How member appointments are made
- Appointments made within 30 days after the district is notified of the creation of the Academic Distress Commission.
- A total of Five members are appointed
- Three members appointed by State Superintendent (One appointee must be a county resident)
- State Superintendent designates the Chairperson from one of the three members appointed.
- One member appointed by the president of the local school board (Teacher employed by the district)
- One member appointed by the mayor
- Members of the commission serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority
Last Modified: 12/17/2021 9:04:41 AM