To assess the impact on students caused by pandemic-related disruptions, each Ohio school district is required to submit an Extended Learning Plan to the Ohio Department of Education by April 1.
Incallingforschooldistricts tocreatetheir plans, GovernorDeWine noted this is an excellent opportunity for communities and educational stakeholders to work together to be sure students are receiving the help and support they need.
“This once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has impacted all of us, so it should be no surprise that it has impacted our children,” the Governor said, adding “We should do what Ohioans have always done when facing a challenge – stay calm, roll up our sleeves, and work to solve the problem.”
The Key Components of the Plan are:
Impacted Students: How will schools and districts identify which students have been most impacted by the pandemic in terms of their learning progress?
Needs: How will schools and districts identify the needs of those students?
Resources and Budget: What resources are available to address those needs?
Approaches: What approaches can best be deployed to address those needs?
Partnerships: Which local and regional partners can school districts engage with to support student needs?
Alignment: How can this plan reinforce and align to other district or school plans?