As an important reminder, recently modified Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code 3301.68) now requires all public school districts, including joint vocational school districts, to annually report on a specified set of data to the Ohio Department of Education through the Consolidated School Mandate Report Survey. The first report is due on or before Nov. 30, 2019.
The data being collected includes the following:
- training on the use of physical restraint or seclusion;
- training on harassment, intimidation or bullying;
- training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED);
- compliance with nutritional standards;
- screening for hearing, vision, speech and communications, health or medical problems and for any developmental disorders;
- compliance with intradistrict and interdistrict open enrollment policy.
Fall 2019 is the first time the OE is required to collect this data. The purpose of the survey is to consolidate reporting requirements for districts by collecting the information at one time and in one tool.
School districts are required to report data from the 2018-2019 school year through a survey in the OH|ID web portal. The survey window is Nov. 1-30, 2019, as required by law. Those identified in the Department’s Ohio Education Directory System (OEDS) as superintendent and superintendent designee for the district can access and complete the survey starting Nov. 1.
Each district must answer "yes," or "no" to each question on the survey, indicating whether it is complying with the requirements for that topic. If a school district reports noncompliance by answering “no” to any question in accordance with ORC 3301.68, within 30 days the district it must provide, within 30 days, a written explanation to its board of education for why each that item was not completed and a written plan of action for accurately and efficiently addressing the problem.
For additional information, go to: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Consolidated-School-Report