Ideas for Student Wellness and Success
Ohio Schools and districts have a strong history of working with community partners to assess their own needs, make plans, expand partnerships and implement new initiatives. This webpage highlights the work of schools and districts to support the needs of the whole child. The Ideas for Innovation identified below are intended to inspire schools and districts as they assess their own needs and plan for their use of Disadvantage Pupil Impact Aid and Student Wellness and Success Funding.
To share your school or districts’ Idea for Innovation, complete the Ideas for Innovation Microsoft Form.
Ideas for Innovation
Schools and districts, with their community partners, are meeting their school and district needs in innovative ways. Some of these Ideas for Innovation are listed below.
Mental Health Supports
Beavercreek City Schools
Beavercreek City Schools’ Whole Child Team increased access to mental, social and emotional health supports for students. The district increased the number of on-site school mental health counselors and social workers and implemented a teacher intervention and referral system. The district’s referral system allows teachers and staff to identify at-risk students and connect them with early interventions and support. Communication between teachers and support staff has been streamlined, leading to more timely student interventions.
Edison Local Schools implemented Positive Education Programming (PEP) to increase student engagement and support academic performance. The program provides academic benchmarks and data to inform when students should be engaged in small groups or in a 1:1 clinical education setting. The district personalizes learning to better meet each child’s individual needs. Edison Local Schools experienced an increase in the number of students meeting milestones and progressing towards graduation because of Positive Education Programming. The district identifies students earlier for additional supports and interventions, and school staff have gained expertise in innovative and individualized interventions for vulnerable students.
Edison Local Schools
Note: While the above Ideas for Innovation are appropriate uses of Student Wellness and Success or Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid funds, some have used other funds for these initiatives.
Last Modified: 8/23/2023 11:37:36 AM