Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - February, 02nd, 2018

Drawing on a Wall Street Journal op-ed by White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump as an appeal for Republican support, Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) announced forthcoming legislation on paid family leave in a Wednesday press conference. A similar bill will be introduced in the Senate by Sen. Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus). The program would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for eligible recipients who need to care for a newborn, child, parent, spouse or themselves due to a serious medical condition, Boggs explained.

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Posted by on February 02nd, 2018

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - January, 26th, 2018

Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) shut down Friday, Jan. 19 after its sponsor, the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, decided to sever ties. On Wednesday, Judge Michael Holbrook of Franklin County Common Pleas Court appointed Myron Terlecky of Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath and Terlecky as the interim master, and Richard Kruse of Gryphon USA Ltd. as assistant interim master for compliance. ECOT leadership cast the closing as the result of vindictive state officials. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), meanwhile, said it was focused on helping thousands of ECOT students find new schools.

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Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - January, 19th, 2018

School districts have left as much as $11.5 million from the state's Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program on the table, state communications officials told Hannah News. Only about $500,000 of the $12 million made available in 131-HB390 (Schaffer-Retherford) has been reimbursed as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to a document from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).

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Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - January, 12th, 2018

Tax revenues lagged slightly in December but are still a hair above expectations for the year so far, the Office of Budget and Management reported in its preliminary release of monthly budget numbers Friday. Non-auto sales taxes were the biggest driver of December's underperformance, coming in 1 percent or about $8 million below estimates, yielding $809.7 million versus an expected $817.8 million. Auto sales taxes trailed by a lesser amount, generating a quarter million dollars less than expected, a 0.2 percent drop from projections.

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Posted by on January 15th, 2018

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - January, 05th, 2017

The capital-area economy will continue to grow faster than the nation in 2018 at a pace of 1.8 percent, resulting in more than 19,000 new jobs and total employment of over 1.1 million in central Ohio, Regionomics economist Bill Lafayette announced Wednesday. The Columbus region will remain the outlier in the state as a whole, which he said should continue more sluggish performance from 2017.

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Posted by on January 05th, 2018

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - December, 22nd, 2017

Ohio high school students can now earn recognition by showing they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their communities. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience that businesses need.

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Posted by on December 24th, 2017

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - December, 15th, 2017

The State Board of Education's Accountability and Continuous Improvement Committee discussed Monday possible changes to two sections of Ohio's report cards for local schools, one of which could show up on report cards for the current year, the other up for long-term discussions and contingent on federal approval of Ohio's plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Posted by on December 15th, 2017

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - December, 08th, 2017

Revenues for November met estimates, however slightly, coming in $8.7 million or 0.5 percent over estimates for the month, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the Office of Budget and Management (OBM). For the year-to-date, Ohio is nearly $29.5 million or 0.3 percent over estimates.

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Posted by on December 08th, 2017

Buckeye Association of School Administrators

Week in Review - December, 01st, 2020

The State Board of Education's Accountability and Continuous Improvement Committee discussed Monday possible changes to two sections of Ohio's report cards for local schools, one of which could show up on report cards for the current year, the other up for long-term discussions and contingent on federal approval of Ohio's plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Posted by on December 01st, 2017
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