Local Equity Plan

Local Equity Access Planning (LEAP) seeks to ensure that students living at or below the federal poverty line (economically disadvantaged) and students of color (minority students) have equitable access to excellent educators, defined as those teachers and leaders who are effective, experienced, and properly licensed or certified. Districts and schools complete a local equitable access plan using district and building specific data to identify areas of opportunity and growth.

Districts and schools in One Plan Cohort 1 will submit through the One Needs Assessment and One Plan components of the ED STEPS system. It is recommended that districts and schools in One Plan Cohort 2 and 3 review their data and make any necessary changes to their three-year plans.

Local Equitable Access Planning Resources

Resource Guide for Local Equitable Access Plan assists district and school personnel in understanding and addressing FY23 local equitable access planning requirements.

Locating the Equitable Access Analysis Tool step-by-step instructions on how to access the tool.

Using the Equitable Access Analysis Tool provides a description of the Equitable Access Analysis Tool for districts and schools to use in local planning.

Conducting a Root-Cause Analysis with Stakeholders provides guidance on understanding and conducting a root-cause analysis, section 2 in local equitable access planning.

Determine and Outlining Strategies to Alleviate Gaps provides guidance on strategy development to alleviate gaps, section 3 in local equitable access planning. 


Equity Labs

The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce is offering two virtual Equity Labs and one Open Office Hours. The labs will assist districts and school with the local equitable access planning process. Participants will use th new Equitable Access Analysis Tool to determine equity gaps, conduct a root-cause analysis, and identify strategies to address gaps. 

Training Dates and Locations

Date Time Format Registation 
February 27, 2024 9:30am - 11:30am Lab Link
February 28, 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm Lab Link
March 15, 2024 11:30am - 1:30pm Open Office Hours Link


Equity FAQs

For more information

Please contact equity@education.ohio.gov with questions.

Last Modified: 2/6/2024 3:13:42 PM