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Grades K-5: 937-962-2673 and 937-833-4330 - phone 937-833-4330 - fax
Grades 6-12: 937-962-2675 and 937-833-4860 - phone 937-833-4860 - fax
Attendance Office: 937-962-2631
District Office: 937-962-2671 and 937-833-2974 - phone 937-962-4731 - fax
ALL completed enrollment packets should be faxed to Noelle Warner at 937-962-4731 or mailed to: 436 N. Commerce Street, Lewisburg, OH 45338. Noelle is the initial point of contact for all enrollments. Enrollment packets will then be filtered to the correct building. Should you have any questions, please contact Noelle at 937-962-2671. Thank you!
*CASEWORKERS ENROLLING FOSTER CHILDREN WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A CUSTODY ORDER, A TUITION PAY ORDER AND A PLACEMENT LETTER IN ADDITION TO THE ENROLLMENT PACKET.
Attention Parents of all Student Athletes:
Begining with the 2015-2016 school year, OHSAA is REQUIRING that all student athletes complete their portion of their sports physical paperwork online PRIOR TO meeting with their medical professional. To register and complete your paperwork, please click on the link below. A link is also being provided to give parents more information on this new process.
April 1st - July 1st each year
Applications accepted in the District Office during those dates
On December 10, President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The new reauthorization legislation is known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESEA was last reauthorized more than a decade ago as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
The law reaffirms the importance of local governance, protects federal investments under Title I for disadvantaged students and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use. The House passed the ESSA bill Dec. 2, with Senate approval coming Dec. 9.
Following is a synopsis of ESSA:
The new law will transition into effect over the next several years and cover fiscal years 2017-2020. For the 2016 calendar year, existing state plans will be in effect through Aug. 1. New state plans pursuant to ESSA will take effect beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Existing waivers to states will terminate on or after Aug. 1, 2016.
Under ESSA, states will develop and submit plans for increasing the achievement of low-income students to the U.S. Department of Education in order to receive Title I grants. Those plans are required to be in consultation with state policymakers; local education agencies; representatives of teachers; principals; other school staff; and parents. Once submitted, the plans will undergo peer review by multidisciplinary teams appointed by the education department.
As under NCLB, states will develop or demonstrate they currently have "challenging academic standards" for all public school students in mathematics; reading or language arts; and science. However, ESSA further requires states to "demonstrate" that the standards are aligned with entrance requirements to state postsecondary institutions and "relevant" state career and technical education standards.
To address concerns about over-testing, ESSA permits states to set targets for total time spent on testing. Further, states and school districts may use federal funds to audit their testing systems and eliminate redundant or unnecessary tests
The biggest accountability change is that adequate yearly progress (AYP) will no longer be used. AYP will be replaced with state-defined long-term goals that are "ambitious" and include measures of interim progress. The goals and interim measures will continue to apply to all students and individual subgroups of students.
In addition, the NCLB-defined sanctions and prescribed interventions also are eliminated. Instead, states will identify schools in need of "comprehensive support and improvement" and require local education agencies to develop an improvement plan in collaboration with community stakeholders.
ESSA also includes a preschool development grant program and Title II authorization to prepare, train and recruit high-quality teachers, principals or other school leaders without highly qualified teacher (HQT) requirements and mandated teacher evaluation requirements. The legislation eliminates HQT mandates.
As for Title I fund use, ESSA does not include new provisions for Title I portability that could have allowed students the option to transfer to private schools with Title I funds following them. This had been proposed in earlier versions of the bill. Under the bill as passed, the Title I funding formula will not change under ESSA.
As for local governance, ESSA contains specific legislative language crafted by the National School Boards Association and American Association of School Administrators in collaboration with Senate staff. That language pushes back against federal intrusion into school administration, including the development and expenditure of school budgets.
The new law specifically addresses potential federal reach through nonregulatory means and requires local stakeholder (school board) input at the federal level prior to issuing such guidance. This will be extremely important in the coming months since ESSA gives states and local districts more flexibility in key areas such as testing and accountability.
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