On July 20, the Ohio Controlling Board approved requests to appropriate $100 million additional CARES Act funding for K-12 schools. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act and is separate from the $440 million recently allocated from the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) Fund.
The Ohio Departments of Health (ODH) and Education (ODE) have prepared guidance documents for school districts to use as they plan for the 2020-21 school year. One question that has been raised about the documents is whether school districts are required to implement the elements discussed or whether they are merely recommendations.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education made two announcements that will affect the legal landscape once implemented.
On February 15, Ohio school districts received a guidance document from the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office of Educator Licensure designed to help schools and teachers meet the new July 1
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education released a “parents’ guide” that is designed to help parents and guardians understand the flexibility provided to states and school districts by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Just last month, the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction released Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education, titled Each Child, Our Future.