By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Education
On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education released the 2022 Ohio School Report Cards. Spreadsheets with performance information for districts, schools, community schools, Career Technical Planning Districts and schools that receive the dropout recovery and prevention report card will be available on the Report Card Resources webpage.
Districts and schools will not receive overall ratings this year. The report cards will include five rated components and various report-only data. The five components will receive ratings from one to five stars. The 2022 Guide to Ohio School Report Cards provides an overview and explanation of these key components.More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Governor DeWine Press Release
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff.
While speaking recently at the Ohio School Safety Summit in Columbus, Governor DeWine announced that 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as part of his Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program. Grants equal the amount requested by each school up to $50,000. Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems, and exterior lighting.
Several of those schools are located in Richland County; a full list is included below.More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Education
On Monday, when the Ohio Department of Education announced the 263 Ohio schools part of the list of new and renewed Purple Star designations for members of the Class of 2022, Richland County was well represented.
Six local schools were included in this year’s class.
As shared by the Department, “Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to the nation’s armed forces. Ninety-four Ohio schools received the esteemed award for the first time, and 169 schools earned a renewal after three years as dedicated Purple Star Schools.More…
At the same time that the Ohio Department of Health is adjusting contract tracing requirements for Ohio schools, Richland County schools are still managing with many dozens of student and staff cases.
In making their move, the Department cited the way in which the Omicron variant has impacted the ongoing pandemic. Infections arrive and then leave more quickly, and symptoms tend to be less severe.
The variant’s unpredictable nature suggests that it is more practical to consider COVID existing almost everywhere, it said.More…
This season has been an up and down one for COVID cases detected in and reported by Richland County school districts and buildings.
There’s some good news, however, in this last reporting date before some localities begin the winter break – after a week where reported cases quadrupled, this week they have fallen from a total of 251 to a total of 98.
The number of reporting locations also dropped this week, from 15 districts and buildings to 12.More…
While countywide COVID infection numbers continue to grow recently, the number of cases in Richland County schools and nursing facilities has decreased over the last month.
As reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday, the number of student and staff cases has seen a substantial decrease in the last six weeks.
A total of 70 new COVID cases were identified last week in Richland County Schools — of those, 54 were new student cases and 16 were reported for school staff positions.More…
From record highs, Richland County schools are now experiencing a rather sharp decline in reported infections of COVID-19 for children and staff.
When the Ohio Department of Health shared updated numbers on Thursday, Richland County districts and individual buildings reported a total of 125 infections in the last week in fourteen school settings. Two weeks ago, that number stood at over twice that amount. Then there were 15 districts or buildings, led by a reported 118 cases in Mansfield City Schools.More…
The latest numbers for reported cases of COVID among Richland County schools were shared by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday.
Those figures show a sizable decrease in case levels for both students and staff. In a similar fashion, the number of cases reported in the county’s long-term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living centers) remained low.
As shared on Thursday, there were 173 positive COVID test results reported on September 30, as compared to 267 reported the previous week, and 279 earlier in the month. This overall figure included 149 students and 24 staff members in 16 districts or buildings — one more than the previous week.More…
The number of positive COVID tests reported from Richland County school districts and buildings remained at a high level when numbers were announced on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.
Led by a reported 118 student cases at Mansfield City Schools, there were a total of 267 cases among students and staff. This number is a slight reduction from the 279 positive tests included in the total two weeks ago.
There were 15 districts or buildings included in the report, up 2 from the September 9 report. Those included:More…
As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the precipitous rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Richland County’s educational facilities.
Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings almost doubled in the last seven days. Last week’s numbered was more than twice that of the week before.
Last Thursday, in the second set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 141 reported cases during the previous week. These included 112 new student infections and 29 staff. These were found in 12 different school districts and buildings.More…
The rapid rise in COVID cases seen in the general population is now clearly reflected in infection rates for Richland County school districts and buildings, where total infections tripled in one week.
Last Thursday, in the first set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 43 reported cases during the previous week. These included 34 new student infections and 9 staff. These were found in seven different school districts and buildings.
This Thursday, September 2, that number of affected districts and buildings had grown to 12, and the total number of new infections stood at 141. This amount represents 112 students and 29 staff members.More…
With the first full week of school finished for many Richland County schools, this Thursday was the first real opportunity to assess the level of COVID impacting local students and teachers.
As it turns out, there were new reported cases from seven public or private school districts/facilities.
All in all, 34 new student cases were reported as well as 9 instances of positive COVID results for staff — for a total of 43.More…
At least three Richland County school districts are making substantial investments in the future of local education through projects to construct new buildings, renovate others, and build new athletic facilities.
Students in Shelby, Ontario, and Lexington will be benefiting from the changes over the coming years. Here are recent images from each project.
In Shelby, two such efforts are underway. The new Preschool through 8th grade building will house 1500 students and will combine current enrollments at Auburn and Dowds Elementaries, Little Whippets Preschool, and Shelby Middle School. More…
While there is a noticeable turnaround in the recent decline of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, that change has not been reflected in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities over the same period.
The number of new weekly infections has increased by 40% in the last two weeks, and two of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicators have been triggered again — the number of emergency room visits and outpatient visits. It has been several weeks since the last time these particular measures have been met.
That shared, cases reported in Richland County schools, as well as in nursing homes and assisted living centers, have not increased in a corresponding manner. More…
The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.
Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.
Here are the numbers for Ohio and Richland County: More…