9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
Ohio’s ESSA plan and what boards need to know
Dr. J. Christopher Woolard, senior executive director, Center for Accountability and Continuous Improvement, Ohio Department of Education
Now that the Ohio ESSA plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education, what happens next? How will you be prepared for what is coming in the near future? Get an overview of what boards of education are required to do with ESSA and what your next steps should be.
11 a.m.
What to do about chronic absenteeism?
ESSA defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10% or more of the school year for any reason — excused absences, unexcused absences and absences due to out-of-school suspensions. Students who are chronically absent are missing a significant amount of school and missing out on important classroom time. Despite demographics, any student who is chronically absent is more likely to have lower achievement and is less likely to graduate than their non-chronically absent peers. This session will discuss evidence-based practices to help school leaders address chronic absenteeism with their students.
12 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
ESSA and parent/family engagement
Kim Miller-Smith, senior student achievement consultant, Ohio School Boards Association
We know that gaps in educational opportunity and achievement will only be remedied when those closest to the affected students – parents, families and communities – are involved in decision-making and engaged in the process. This presentation will provide an overview of ESSA’s requirements and opportunities for parent, family and community engagement.
2:30 p.m.