KidsOhio’s new report, “Career-Technical Education Programs in Columbus: A View from Employers, Educators, and Students,” is a follow-up report to “Understanding Career Education Options for Columbus Students.” This report profiles the four employers, two educators, and four seniors who participated in a new Fort Hayes Career Center pilot program that provided construction internships during the 2015-2016 school year. Read about the experiences of the first year of the construction pilot program and plans for growth:
A new city-school district partnership opens a new early childhood education center in the Linden neighborhood. Here are Mark Real’s observations from the center’s open house on October 27, 2016:
Here is an updated guide with links to the 2015-16 and 2014-15 state report cards. And early voting has begun in Ohio.
Issue 57 is the Columbus City Schools’ proposed ballot issue for 6.92 mills to support the district with additional staffing, make deferred repairs, and set up an ongoing schedule of maintenance, repair and replacement to prevent future backlogs. Details about Issue 57 can be found here in our latest nonpartisan guide: CCS Proposed Ballot Issue 57 Guide – 4-pager – FINAL – 090116
The district’s report card is available on the ODE website, including a downloadable printed version: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/District-Report.aspx?DistrictIRN=043802
On November 8, 2016, voters will see a Columbus City Schools ballot issue for 6.92 mills to support additional staffing, address deferred maintenance needs, and provide ongoing repair and replacement needs. Details about this three-part ballot issue can be found here in our latest fact sheet: CCS Proposed Ballot Issue Fact Sheet, FINAL – 2-pager – 081516
The Ohio Department of Education will be releasing the 2015-2016 Ohio school reports card in mid-September. To learn more about the report card components, the department has published resources and fact sheets on their website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Data/Report-Card-Resources
This latest fact sheet outlines the four levy millage options that the Columbus School Board voted to accept at its June 30 meeting – two options without a facility bond issue and two options with a facility bond issue. The district is seeking public comment on these options before their meeting on July 21 to finalize the November 8 ballot issue. To voice your opinion, email the district at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the fact sheet here: CCS – Four Levy Millage Options Fact Sheet – 070616
The Columbus City schools’ Facilities Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee presented its final recommendations in June. The Columbus Board of Education is expected to approve this update to the Facilities Master Plan at a special meeting on June 30. Read more about this update and how the plan might integrate with the Levy Millage Committee’s recommendations here: Updated Columbus City Schools Facilities Master Plan Fact Sheet – Final, 062316
The Columbus City Schools’ 23-member Levy Millage Committee holds its final meeting on Monday, June 27. Here are two recommended options that the committee is considering. The committee could consider other options, including adjusting the millage amounts.
Here is a nonpartisan fact sheet explaining the draft millage options that are under consideration.
The Columbus Board of Education’s Levy Millage Committee holds its final meeting on Monday, June 27 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Columbus Downtown High School, 364 S. Fourth Street, Room 100, Columbus, OH 43215.
The Columbus Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 am.
Here is an updated calendar for decision-making regarding a potential fall 2016 ballot issue for Columbus City Schools.