The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has issued a reminder about the annual consolidated school report that each school district must file this autumn. The report for the 2021-22 school year is due by Nov. 30, 2022, and ODE has recently prepared instructions for districts to follow when filing it. At any time between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30, the report can be filed within the Data Collection application in the OH|ID portal by the district’s superintendent or superintendent designee. The consolidated report must be filed by all school districts and joint vocational school districts.

The questions that the district must answer in the report are:

  • As required in Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3319.46, did the district provide training on positive behavioral supports and interventions (PBIS) and the use of physical restraint and seclusion, as established in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3301-35-15?
  • As required in RC 3313.666, 3313.667 and 3319.073, did the district provide training on harassment, intimidation and bullying?
  • As set forth in RC 3313.60, 3313.6021, 3313.6023, 3313.717, and 3314.16, did the district provide training on the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED)?
  • Did the district report its compliance with nutritional standards set forth in RC 3313.814? In addition to answering this question, the district must file a copy of its annual nutrition report. The law also requires that the board must schedule an annual presentation on the report at one of its regular meetings and include the date of the presentation in the annual report.
  • As required in RC 3313.673, did the district screen first-time kindergarten or first grade pupils for hearing, vision, speech and communications, health or medical problems, or any developmental disorders?
  • Did the district comply with intradistrict and interdistrict open enrollment provisions in RC 3313.97 and 3313.98?

The consolidated report concludes with an acknowledgement that, if the district does not complete the report survey, answers “no” to any of the questions or does not upload the nutrition report, it is required to provide a written explanation of its answers to its board of education within 30 days. It is also required to provide the board with a written plan of action for accurately and efficiently addressing the problem.

More information about the consolidated report is available from ODE’s Office of Integrated Student Supports. Districts can contact with questions.

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/7/2022