555. That's the new number that Ohioans interested in education policy will need to watch next. H.B.555 is starting life out as a placeholder for the school ratings policy that was stripped from SB316 due to strenous oposition. According to Rep Stebelton, the bill will have substance around imd September, after aseries of meetings with law makers, DOE, school admins and superintendents and OSBA.

H.B.555 is also likely to be piled high with other edcuation policy changes. Report cards for drop out schools, charter schools and peformance standards for eSchools are likely to be included. Gongwer is also reporting that ODE has drafted recommendations it intends to present to the General Assembly, and Rep. Stebelton said H.B.555 could be their destination.

Stay tuned.