Innovative Education Pilot Programs

Innovative Education Pilot Programs

Guidance and Instructions for Submitting Exemption Requests for the 2021-2022 School Year

Ohio is excited about the opportunity to support Ohio school districts, educational service centers and nonpublic schools that are interested in exploring innovative learning approaches. The intention of the exemption is to provide flexibility to schools to use innovative, and yet still rigorous, instructional approaches that may be more compatible with the educational programs or objectives of the applicants. If approved, an exemption allows the district, school or ESC to implement the innovative instructional approaches outlined in the application. The application window opens March 29, 2021 and applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm April 28, 2021. If you should have questions about the program, please email

Schools and Districts Approved for Exemption in the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Parma City School District
  • Lakota Local School District
  • Fairfield County Educational Service Center
  • Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
  • Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
  • Ruffing Montessori Ingalls
  • Ruffing Montessori Rocky River
  • Hershey Montessori


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