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 will continue to engage in local equitable access planning during fiscal year 2023 (FY23). Districts and schools in One Plan Cohort 1 will continue to be submitted through the Local Equitable Access Plan Program in the Data Collection application in the OH|ID Web Portal. Districts and schools in One Plan Cohort 2 and 3 will submit through the One Needs Assessment and One Plan components of the ED STEPS system. Plans must be completed by March 31, 2023.

FY23 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 provides a description of the Equitable Access Analysis Tool for districts and schools to use in local planning and instructions on how to access the tool. 

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. 

Submission Guidance for Cohort 1  provides the step-by-step procedures to assist district and school personnel in submitting the required sections of the Local Equitable Access Plan Survey in the Data Collection application. 

Submission Guidance for Cohorts 2 and 3

Equity Labs

Equity labs will be held on the following dates this year:

  • 2/22/23 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 3/3/23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 3/9/23 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 3/22/23 from 10 am to 12 pm

These labs will provide districts and schools with technical assistance in completing their Local Equitable Access Plan (LEAP), including root cause analysis.  Districts and schools only need to choose one session to attend.  These labs will be held virtually.  If you are interested in attending one of the labs or have any questions, please email Kara Putinsky at kara.putinsky@education.ohio.gov .

Equity FAQs

For more information

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

Last Modified: 6/22/2023 7:47:01 AM