FY 2024-2025 Biennial State Operating Budget
This page will serve as a resource for OESCA members and education stakeholders throughout the biennial state operating budget process. Check back often for the latest from Capital Square and related state budget activity.
Enacted State Budget
Request for ESC and SST Regional Data Lead Participation
The need for educators to understand student performance data to measure learning progress and monitor recovery and re-engagement has never been more important. Educational Service Centers (ESCs), State Support Teams (SSTs), and Regional Data Leads (RDLs) are necessary to provide support and professional learning for educators to apply tools and strategies such as curriculum gap analysis, diagnostic data/student readiness toolkits, and online benchmark and checkpoint tests available through the state's online testing portal.
In 2020-21 a co-design process was used successfully by a coalition of ESCs to design and deploy the "Gauging Student Readiness" tools, resources, and credentialing assessment by Regional Data Leads in ESCs across the state. This co-design process will be continued and expanded in order to extend the previous training and support provided to RDLs by the coalition of ESCs.
The co-design process will include the opportunity for ESC and SST Regional Data Leads to participate on a variety of teams to complete the objectives: Project Development Team, Design Team, Implementation/Training and Delivery Team, Communication Team.
January 26, 2023, 3:00 - 3:30pm
Learn more and ask questions at the Zoom info session. A Frequently Asked Questions document (that includes team compensation details) is also available.
Registration for the Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlduqurDsuHNGWJ_oLH_SdKF9Yjqh76Nr4
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE:
ESC(s) interested in participating on one or more of the development, design, implementation, training and delivery, and/or communication teams to accomplish the Scope of Work objectives should respond to this Request for Participation by February 3, 2023.
Request For Participation Application: https://forms.gle/d4CTq8ReFJzqnkq39
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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2023-2024 DATA SCIENCE AND DISCRETE MATH PILOTS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2023
Math Pathways is an initiative from the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Math Initiative that focuses on equivalent courses that will satisfy the credit requirement for Algebra 2. OESCA is providing support for the Math Pathways initiative and ESCs have been involved in initiative planning/work groups, have participated in pilot programs and will eventually serve as Math Pathways facilitators.
There are three courses for which teachers can be trained:
HOW CAN ESCS GET INVOLVED IN MATH PATHWAYS?
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2023-2024 DATA SCIENCE AND DISCRETE MATH PILOTS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31:
Applications must be completed online. The form is editable so applicants may revise answers after submitting. A read-only version of each application is available for planning purposes only.
This workshop for educational service center (ESC) staff will focus on innovative service design and pricing using the principles of the business strategy framework. Sessions include best practices, tools and information that will help ESCs develop innovative services and price with confidence. Registration is free - participants pay for travel and lodging. Three sessions available:
CENTRAL (Columbus, OH)
January 17-18, 2023
NORTHEAST (Independence, OH)
January 30-31, 2023
SOUTHWEST (Cincinnati, OH)
February 16-17, 2023
Learn more and register: https://conta.cc/3Ck6ZwL
OESCA manages the Ohio Professional Learning Directory, a searchable directory of curated professional learning opportunities and resources for Ohio educators. ESCs and other content providers list resources (courses, events, videos) on the directory which promotes the opportunities to educators state-wide. The Directory allows educators to search for the content they need and then links them to the content provider for more information. The directory is a search tool and listing manager. It only points users to content - content providers maintain control of content and use.
HOW DOES THE DIRECTORY BENEFIT ESCS?
HOW DOES THE DIRECTORY BENEFIT DISTRICTS?
ACTION STEPS FOR ESCS:
QUESTIONS? Tom Reed, OESCA Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) will again be shipping "Learning Lunchboxes" - hands-on learning kits for children - to every ESC in Ohio for distribution to school districts. Each Ohio ESC will receive either 2 or 4 pallets of Dinosaur Learning Lunchboxes. Each pallet has 225 boxes and 10 educator guides. (ESC of NE Ohio will receive the exact number they need to distribute 30 per district.)
Delivery will begin in December starting with the Columbus area and then expanding statewide. COSI will contact each ESC with delivery details. If you have questions, contact Meredith Bush, COSI, MBush@COSI.org, 614-629-3141.
Action Steps for ESCs:
Each year, OESCA holds a recognition brunch at the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference. Honorees are individuals and groups nominated by Educational Service Centers (ESCs) for service, leadership and achievement awards.
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2022 OESCA Recognition Brunch
Monday, November 14, 2022
Contact: OESCA office (614) 846-3855, email@example.com