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