Academic Distress Commission
Districts are subject to an academic distress commission after receiving an overall grade of F or an overall rating of less than two stars on the Ohio School Report Cards for three consecutive years. However, state law prohibits the establishment of any new academic distress commissions until at least the 2023-2024 school year. Find more information in Ohio Revised Code 3302.10.
Academic Improvement Plans (Updated Sept. 6, 2022)
In 2021, changes in state law required districts that were at that time 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.
Updated Sept. 6, 2022: Two districts have submitted modified plans for approval. Those plans are being reviewed and are posted below.
Updated Mar. 9, 2023: The interim state superintendent approved Youngstown City Schools’ modified plan. The approval letter and approved modified plan are posted below.
Approval Letters, Approved Plans and modification proposals
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 | LCSD Modified Plan Submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Approval
Youngstown City Schools (YCS)
YCS State Superintendent Approval Letter | YCS Final Approved Plan | YCS State Superintendent Modified Plan Approval Letter | YCS Modified Plan Submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Approval
Last Modified: 3/9/2023 7:09:13 PM