Teacher-To-Teacher Garage Sale!

The 2017 Teacher-to-Teacher Garage Sale will be held on Thursday, August 17, in the cafeteria of Olde Orchard ES (800 McNaughten Rd.).The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The school will be open at 8 a.m. for set up. The materials to be sold are displayed on tables. The cost of the tables is $10 each. Money may be mailed to Jeanne Stoll,1680 Carriage Road, Powell, Ohio,43065. Please identify the activity on the check. The deadline for reserving a table or a group of tables is Friday, August 12. For questions, call Judy Valentine, 614-866-6333 or Marilyn Allen, 614-604-8744.

Article 211 Update

Article 211 is in full swing with Round 2 starting this week. Important dates and times to remember include:

  • Postings for Round 2 open on Tuesday, March 28, and close on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
  • Interviews for Round 2 begin on Monday, April 3, and close on Friday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
  • Job offers for Round 2 begin on Friday, April 7, at 5:00:01 p.m.

Members who are still in staff reduction status after Round 2 should plan to attend the Job Fair on Wednesday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Linmoor Education Center.

State Superintendent Delays ESSA Plan Submission

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the federal law that replaced No Child Left Behind and requires states to develop plans that address academic standards, assessments, school accountability and assistance for struggling schools.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) spent months gathering public input from more than 15,000 Ohioans before releasing its draft plan. Educators, parents, students and community members sent a clear message about how the state’s draft plan was not responsive to their concerns.
Released in early February, the state’s draft plan was open for public comment until March 6. Despite having a September deadline for submission, ODE had stated its intent to proceed with its submission of the plan in April—five months before the deadline.
State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria announced today that the Department “will delay the ESSA submission to the U.S. Department of Education to September.”
“This will allow more time to ensure that feedback received on the draft template can be considered carefully,” added DeMaria. To read the State Superintendent’s letter, click here.