Posted by John R. Price on 9/2/2022

It’s the beginning of a new school year, and it’s a busy time for all district personnel, but it tends to be a particularly active time for special education personnel. The end of summer and the beginning of a new school year brings new students to your buildings, and current students are always growing and changing. It is thus critical for your district personnel to be ready to identify students who may need special education. Here…

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 9/24/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has recently issued reminders of important upcoming opportunities and deadlines.

Ohio Dyslexia Committee survey

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 10/30/2020

Many schools began the year using remote, hybrid, or blended models of instruction for the first time this year.  These new educational settings caused schools and districts to rethink educator evaluations. The

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 4/14/2017

June 1 is the deadline for providing written notice to a teacher that the board does not intend to renew his or her contract.  But did you realize that May 1 is another critical deadline if a board is considering non-renewal for a teacher on a limited or extended limited contract?

Districts considering non-renewal of any teacher must follow all of the statutorily required steps by the applicable deadlines.  If the district fails to meet the requirements in the law, the teacher will be deemed reemployed under…

Posted by Megan Greulich on 6/17/2016

House Bill (HB) 64 created the OSCES, which required, among other things, that the State Board of Education (SBOE) develop a standards-based framework for the evaluation of school counselors by May 31. At its April meeting, the SBOE adopted the framework, which may be adjusted as needed. Not unlike the other evaluation systems, revisions will be necessary to provide additional…

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