Education News for 05-17-2013

State Education News

  • Legislature could require Columbus school levy to support charters (Columbus Dispatch)
  • After a mayoral education commission recommended sharing Columbus schools’ property- tax dollars with charters, two lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday requiring that such a levy go before district voters…Read more...

  • Educators, legislators aren’t on same page on Ohio school reforms (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A survey of more than half of Ohio school superintendents revealed, with few exceptions, a wide gap between themselves and legislators…Read more...

  • Legislator’s plan would provide preschool vouchers for 22,000 (Columbus Dispatch)
  • A Senate Republican leader on education policy wants to create a $100 million voucher program over the next two years to allow thousands…Read more...

  • Brookfield schools unsure of fiscal future (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • The state auditor’s office said the district will face fiscal emergency even if a school levy is certified as passed…Read more...

Local Education News

  • BYOD program makes learning fun (Lorain Morning Journal)
  • Usually students are discouraged from bringing electronic devices into the classroom. The fifth grade classes at Ely Elementary School in Elyria, though, are encouraged to bring their iPhones, iPads…Read more...

  • Avon Lake schools put new student safety plan into motion (Lorain Morning Journal)
  • In light of recent school shootings, students and staff at Avon Lake schools have a new safety plan in place to ward off intruders and bullies…Read more...

  • Bedford Schools to lay off 14 to 17 teachers, educators (Toledo Blade)
  • The Bedford Public Schools will send layoff notices to 15 teachers and other educators for the next school year to help close a persistent operating deficit. The board of education authorized the potential pink slips…Read more...


  • Lack of a guarantee (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Beginning next school year, with a few exceptions, Ohio third-graders who are unable to read at a level specified by the state will not be promoted to fourth grade…Read more...

  • Partners for change (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • The Cleveland school district is making itself a showcase of how to go about transforming a school system. Last week, the district and its teachers union unveiled a tentative…Read more...

May 2013 School Levy Results

The results below are preliminary. A high number of levies passed or failed by less than 2%, with some seperated by just a handful of votes (the Dispatch is reporting that a recount is likely in Groveport as their levy is now failing by 16 votes). A number of these results then, are subject to change before the results are finalized.

Based on these preliminary results, just shy of 60% of all school levies passed yesterday, with a 90% passage rate for renewals and a somewhat higher than normal passage rate for New money requests.

New renewal Failed Passed Pass %
New 50 36 41.9%
Renewal 5 46 90.2%
Over all 55 82 59.9%

Here are the results of the May 7th 2013 school levy elections, currently reported

County District Type of issue Result N/R For Against
Allen Apollo JVSD Bond - School Passed N 58.0% 42.0%
Allen Bluffton EV Income Tax (Permanent Passed R 77.2% 22.8%
Allen Elida Local Permanent Improvement Passed R 60.6% 39.4%
Allen Elida Local Emergency Operating Failed N 46.8% 53.2%
Allen Lima City Emergency Operating Passed R 67.3% 32.7%
Ashland Hillsdale Local Current Expenses Passed R 72.1% 27.9%
Ashland Loudonville-Perrysville Emergency Operating Passed R 55.2% 44.8%
Ashland Loudonville-Perrysville Permanent Improvement Failed N 46.2% 53.8%
Ashtabula Ashtabula City Emergency Operating Failed N 48.4% 51.6%
Ashtabula Jefferson Area Local Current Expenses Passed R 58.1% 41.9%
Athens Trimble Local Permanent Improvement Failed N 48.9% 51.1%
Auglaize St. Marys City Income Tax (Current Failed N 39.7% 60.3%
Auglaize Waynesfield Goshen Permanent Improvement Passed R 64.6% 35.4%
Belmont Bellaire Local Emergency Operating Failed N 44.7% 55.3%
Belmont Bridgeport EV Current Operating Failed N 41.9% 58.1%
Belmont St. Clairsville-Richland Current Expenses Passed N 70.2% 29.8%
Carroll Brown Local Bond Issue (Building) & Failed N 49.2% 50.8%
Carroll Carrollton EV Emergency Operating Failed N 40.6% 59.4%
Champaign Urbana City Operating Expenses Passed N 75.9% 24.1%
Clark Clark-Shawnee Local Operating Levy Failed N 49.8% 50.2%
Clark Greenon Local Building & Current Failed N 46.1% 53.9%
Clark Springfield City Bond Issues (Building & Passed N 57.6% 42.4%
Clark Tecumseh Local Emergency Operating Failed N 31.0% 69.0%
Clermont Milford EV Current Operating Passed N 59.8% 40.2%
Columbiana Columbiana EV Bond (Building & Failed N 42.1% 57.9%
Columbiana Salem City Permanent Improvement Passed R 74.4% 25.6%
Columbiana United Local Permanent Improvement Failed N 41.1% 58.9%
Crawford Galion City Current Operating Failed N 33.8% 66.2%
Cuyahoga Brecksville-Broadview Current Operating Passed R 61.4% 38.6%
Cuyahoga Brooklyn City Bond (Building) & Passed N 57.6% 42.4%
Cuyahoga Lakewood City Current Operating Passed N 68.4% 31.6%
Cuyahoga Westlake City Current Operating Failed N 49.6% 50.4%
Darke Mississinawa Valley Building & Permanent Passed R 67.6% 32.4%
Delaware Delaware City Bond (Building & Passed N 60.6% 39.4%
Erie Edison Local Emergency Operating Passed N 52.0% 48.0%
Erie Perkins Local Permanent Passed R 51.4% 48.6%
Erie Perkins Local Emergency Operating Failed N 35.5% 64.5%
Fairfield Walnut Township Local Income Tax (Current Passed N 51.7% 48.3%
Franklin Groveport Madison Emergency Levy Passed N 50.2% 49.8%
Fulton Swanton Local Bond (Building) & Failed N 45.2% 54.8%
Geauga Ledgemont Local Operating Levy Failed N 40.2% 59.8%
Greene Fairborn City Emergency Levy Failed N 34.1% 65.9%
Hamilton Forest Hills Local Bond (Building & Failed N 45.0% 55.0%
Hamilton Oak Hills Local Operating Levy Failed N 45.2% 54.8%
Hancock Cory-Rawson Local Income Tax Current Passed R 58.0% 42.0%
Hardin Ada EV Income Tax Current Passed N 55.1% 44.9%
Hardin Upper Scioto Local Permanent Improvement Failed N 48.5% 51.5%
Hardin Upper Scioto Local Emergency Levy Passed R 55.4% 44.6%
Henry Napoleon Area City Income Tax Current Failed N 46.8% 53.2%
Holmes West Holmes Local Emergency Levy Passed R 67.4% 32.6%
Huron Monroeville Local Building & Passed R 51.0% 49.0%
Huron Willard City Permanent Failed N 39.4% 60.6%
Jefferson Buckeye Local Emergency Levy Failed N 34.5% 65.5%
Jefferson Indian Creek Local Bond (Building & Failed N 37.9% 62.1%
Jefferson Jefferson County JVSD Current Expense & Failed N 46.6% 53.4%
Knox East Knox Local Current Expense & Failed N 45.0% 55.0%
Knox Mount Vernon Local Emergency Levy Passed N 65.7% 34.3%
Lake Kirtland Local Emergency Levy Passed R 53.4% 46.6%
Lake Mentor EV Operating Expenses Passed R 73.2% 26.8%
Lake Mentor EV Permanent Passed R 73.1% 26.9%
Lake Painesville City Current Operating Passed R 58.8% 41.2%
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake Emergency Levy Failed R 46.7% 53.3%
Licking Johnstown-Monroe Emergency Levy Passed R 65.4% 34.6%
Licking Lakewood Local Emergency Levy Passed R 59.7% 40.3%
Licking Licking Heights Local Emergency Levy Failed N 38.9% 61.1%
Licking North Fork Local Income Tax Current Failed N 46.6% 53.4%
Logan Benjamin Logan Local Emergency Levy Failed N 49.5% 50.5%
Logan West Liberty Salem Income Tax Current Passed N 66.1% 33.9%
Lorain Amherst EV Permanent Improvement Passed R 61.0% 39.0%
Lorain Amherst EV Emergency Levy Passed R 62.0% 38.0%
Lorain Avon Lake City Emergency Levy Passed N 52.2% 47.8%
Lorain Columbia Local Current Expenses Failed N 44.3% 55.7%
Lorain North Ridgeville City Emergency Levy Passed R 64.4% 35.6%
Lucas Oregon City Building & Permanent Passed R 61.0% 39.0%
Madison Madison-Plains Local Permanent Failed N 43.9% 56.1%
Mahoning Boardman Local Permanent Passed N 50.1% 49.9%
Mahoning Boardman Local Current Operating Passed R 60.5% 39.5%
Mahoning Jackson-Milton Local Permanent Passed R 57.4% 42.6%
Mahoning Jackson-Milton Local Operating Expenses Passed R 57.3% 42.7%
Mahoning Poland Local Emergency Operating Passed R 65.4% 34.6%
Mahoning Springfield Local Building & Permanent Passed N 61.1% 38.9%
Medina Black River Local Emergency Operating Passed N 51.1% 48.9%
Medina Cloverleaf Local Emergency Operating Failed N 49.3% 50.7%
Mercer Celina City Income Tax Current Passed R 67.4% 32.6%
Mercer Marion Local Emergency Levy Passed R 61.2% 38.8%
Miami Covington EV Building & Permanent Passed N 51.6% 48.4%
Miami Milton-Union EV Current Expenses Passed R 58.2% 41.8%
Miami Piqua City Emergency Levy Passed R 64.5% 35.5%
Miami Tipp City EV Emergency Levy Passed N 51.4% 48.6%
Monroe Switzerland of Ohio Operating Expenses Failed N 48.9% 51.1%
Montgomery Brookville Local Current Expenses Passed R 68.8% 31.2%
Montgomery Brookville Local Current Expenses Passed N 50.0% 50.0%
Montgomery Centerville City Current Expenses Failed N 49.3% 50.7%
Montgomery Jefferson Township Bond Issue (Building) & Failed N 23.8% 76.2%
Montgomery Valley View Local Current Expenses Passed N 54.8% 45.2%
Morrow Cardington-Lincoln Income Tax Current Failed N 49.1% 50.9%
Muskingum East Muskingum Local Emergency Levy Passed R 76.8% 23.2%
Muskingum West Muskingum Local Emergency Levy Passed N 55.9% 44.1%
Noble Caldwell EV Replacement and Passed N 57.3% 42.7%
Portage Kent City Current Expenses Passed N 61.0% 39.0%
Preble Twin Valley Income Tax Current Failed N 48.4% 51.6%
Richland Mansfield City Emergency Levy Passed R 72.2% 27.8%
Ross Chillicothe City Emergency Levy Passed N 50.6% 49.4%
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs Emergency Levy Failed N 38.4% 61.6%
Sandusky Gibsonburg EV Income Tax Current Failed N 47.5% 52.5%
Seneca Bettsville Local Income Tax Current Passed R 53.3% 46.7%
Seneca Fostoria City Necessary Requirements Passed N 59.0% 41.0%
Shelby Fairlawn Local Emergency Levy Passed R 66.4% 33.6%
Stark Canton Local Bond Building & Failed N 49.6% 50.4%
Stark Fairless Local Emergency Levy Failed N 39.0% 61.0%
Stark Louisville City Emergency Levy Passed N 62.0% 38.0%
Stark Marlington Local Bond (Building) & Failed N 43.8% 56.2%
Stark North Canton City Permanent Passed N 57.8% 42.2%
Summit Barberton City Emergency Levy Passed N 54.6% 45.4%
Summit Coventry Local Bond (Building) & Passed N 55.2% 44.8%
Summit Cuyahoga Falls City Permanent Failed N 42.8% 57.2%
Summit Manchester Local Current Expenses Passed R 72.0% 28.0%
Summit Mogadore Local Current Expenses Failed R 40.6% 59.4%
Trumbull Brookfield Local Current Expenses Passed R 50.1% 49.9%
Trumbull Champion Local Emergency Levy Passed N 51.6% 48.4%
Trumbull Girard City Emergency Levy Passed N 62.1% 37.9%
Trumbull Lakeview Local Emergency Levy Passed R 61.6% 38.4%
Trumbull Maplewood Local Emergency Levy Passed R 65.0% 35.0%
Trumbull McDonald Local Operating Expenses Passed R 63.5% 36.5%
Trumbull Newton Falls EV Emergency Levy Failed N 37.9% 62.1%
Trumbull Niles City Emergency Levy Failed N 29.9% 70.1%
Trumbull Niles City Permanent Failed N 30.6% 69.4%
Union Marysville EV Current Operating Passed R 78.8% 21.2%
Van Wert Van Wert City Income Tax Current Passed N 59.7% 40.3%
Warren Carlisle Local Operating Levy Passed N 53.4% 46.6%
Wayne Orrville City Current Expenses Failed N 40.6% 59.4%
Williams Millcreek West Unity Emergency Levy Passed R 70.2% 29.8%
Wood Bowling Green City Current Expenses Failed R 34.6% 65.4%
Wood Elmwood Local Income Tax Current Failed R 41.5% 58.5%
Wood Elmwood Local Income Tax Current Failed R 41.7% 58.3%
Wood North Baltimore Local Current Expenses Passed R 53.0% 47.0%
Wyandot Carey EV Bond (Building) & Passed N 64.4% 35.6%

School levies on the May 2013 Ballot

The following 141 school issues will appear on May 7th ballots.

County Distrcit Type
Allen Apollo JVSD Combo
Allen Bluffton EVSD Inc Tax
Allen Elida LSD Levy
Allen Elida LSD Levy
Allen Lima CSD Levy
Ashland Hillsdale LSD Levy
Ashland Loudonville-Perrysville EVSD Levy
Ashland Loudonville-Perrysville EVSD Levy
Ashtabula Ashtabula CSD Levy
Ashtabula Jefferson LSD Levy
Athens Trimble LSD Levy
Auglaize St. Marys CSD Combo
Auglaize Waynesfield-Goshen LSD Levy
Belmont Bellaire LSD Levy
Belmont Bridgeport EVSD Levy
Belmont St. Clairsville-Richland CSD Levy
Carroll Brown LSD Combo
Carroll Carrollton EVSD Levy
Champaign Urbana CSD Levy
Clark Springfield CSD Bond
Clark Greenon LSD Combo
Clark Clark-Shawnee LSD Levy
Clark Tecumseh LSD Levy
Clermont Milford EVSD Levy
Columbiana Columbiana EVSD Bond
Columbiana Salem CSD Levy
Columbiana United LSD Levy
Crawford Galion CSD Levy
Cuyahoga Brooklyn CSD Combo
Cuyahoga Brecksville-Broadvw Hts CSD Levy
Cuyahoga Lakewood CSD Levy
Cuyahoga Westlake CSD Levy
Darke Mississinawa Valley LSD Levy
Delaware Delaware CSD Bond
Erie Edison LSD Levy
Erie Perkins LSD Levy
Erie Perkins LSD Levy
Fairfield Walnut Twp LSD Inc Tax
Franklin Groveport Madison LSD Levy
Fulton Swanton LSD Combo
Geauga Ledgemont LSD Levy
Greene Fairborn CSD Levy
Hamilton Forest Hills LSD Bond
Hamilton Oak Hills LSD Levy
Hancock Cory-Rawson LSD Inc Tax
Hardin Ada EVSD Inc Tax
Hardin Upper Scioto LSD Levy
Hardin Upper Scioto LSD Levy
Henry Napoleon Area CSD Inc Tax
Holmes West Holmes LSD Levy
Huron Monroeville LSD Levy
Huron Norwalk CSD Levy
Huron Willard CSD Levy
Jefferson Indian Creek LSD Bond
Jefferson Buckeye LSD Levy
Jefferson Jefferson Co JVSD Levy
Knox East Knox LSD Combo
Knox Mt. Vernon LSD Levy
Lake Kirtland LSD Levy
Lake Mentor EVSD Levy
Lake Mentor EVSD Levy
Lake Painesville CSD Levy
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake CSD Levy
Licking North Fork LSD Inc Tax
Licking Johnstown-Monroe LSD Levy
Licking Lakewood LSD Levy
Licking Licking Hts LSD Levy
Logan West Liberty Salem LSD Inc Tax
Logan Benjamin Logan LSD Levy
Lorain Amherst EVSD Levy
Lorain Amherst EVSD Levy
Lorain Avon Lake CSD Levy
Lorain Columbia LSD Levy
Lorain North Ridgeville CSD Levy
Lucas Oregon CSD Levy
Madison Madison-Plains LSD Levy
Mahoning Springfield LSD Combo
Mahoning Boardman LSD Levy
Mahoning Boardman LSD Levy
Mahoning Jackson-Milton LSD Levy
Mahoning Jackson-Milton LSD Levy
Mahoning Poland LSD Levy
Medina Black River LSD Levy
Medina Cloverleaf LSD Levy
Medina Medina CSD Levy
Mercer Celina CSD Inc Tax
Mercer Marion LSD Levy
Miami Covington EVSD Combo
Miami Milton-Union EVSD Levy
Miami Piqua CSD Levy
Miami Tipp City EVSD Levy
Monroe Switzerland of Ohio LSD Levy
Montgomery Jefferson Twp LSD Combo
Montgomery Brookville LSD Levy
Montgomery Brookville LSD Levy
Montgomery Centerville CSD Levy
Montgomery Huber Hts CSD Levy
Montgomery Valley View LSD Levy
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler CSD Levy
Morrow Cardington-Lincoln LSD Inc Tax
Muskingum East Muskingum LSD Levy
Muskingum West Muskingum LSD Levy
Noble Caldwell EVSD Levy
Portage Kent CSD Levy
Preble Twin Valley Community LSD Inc Tax
Richland Mansfield CSD Levy
Ross Chillicothe CSD Levy
Sandusky Gibsonburg EVSD Inc Tax
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs EVSD Levy
Seneca Bettsville LSD Inc Tax
Seneca Fostoria CSD Levy
Shelby Fairlawn LSD Levy
Stark Canton LSD Bond
Stark Marlington LSD Combo
Stark Fairless LSD Levy
Stark Louisville CSD Levy
Stark North Canton CSD Levy
Summit Coventry LSD Combo
Summit Barberton CSD Levy
Summit Cuyahoga Falls CSD Levy
Summit Manchester LSD Levy
Summit Mogadore LSD Levy
Trumbull Brookfield LSD Levy
Trumbull Champion LSD Levy
Trumbull Girard CSD Levy
Trumbull Lakeview LSD Levy
Trumbull McDonald LSD Levy
Trumbull Maplewood LSD Levy
Trumbull Newton Falls EVSD Levy
Trumbull Niles CSD Levy
Trumbull Niles CSD Levy
Union Marysville EVSD Levy
Van Wert Van Wert CSD Inc Tax
Warren Carlisle LSD Levy
Wayne Orrville CSD Levy
Williams Millcreek West Unity LSD Levy
Wood Elmwood LSD Inc Tax
Wood Elmwood LSD Inc Tax
Wood Bowling Green CSD Levy
Wood North Baltimore LSD Levy
Wyandot Carey EVSD Combo

Note that the county listed is the primary county, some districts cross multiple county boundaries.

Education News for 11-14-2012

State Education News

  • Schools, governments urged to share costs (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The message to local schools and government entities from Gov. John Kasich’s administration is clear: Team up, and share services to cut costs…Read more...

  • Criminal referrals likely over school data (Columbus Dispatch)
  • As state officials said there’s a “strong likelihood” they’ll refer Columbus school employees for criminal prosecution…Read more...

  • Ohio Education Officials Unveil Plan For Future Based On Tennessee Model (WBNS)
  • Ohio has 400,000 people who need a job and a 100,000 job openings, and officials said the problem is education. For example, only 1 of out 4 Ohioans has a college degree, and many others lack the skills for 21st century jobs…Read more...

Local Education News

  • Accounting policies create transparency in district finances (Hamilton Journal-News)
  • Monroe Local Schools officials have instituted new accounting policies to prevent falling again into fiscal emergency and state control…Read more...

  • Mixup delays Marion City school buses (Marion Star)
  • A paperwork mix-up with the state took 14 Marion City Schools bus drivers off their routes, delaying the delivery of students, primarily elementary pupils, from school to their homes…Read more...

  • PAVE program's future at risk after state cuts funding (Newark Advocate)
  • As president of the Prevent Assault and Violence Education program, Emily Minton has talked to countless middle school students about bullying…Read more...

  • Award given to national good behavior program used in many local schools (Newark Advocate)
  • A game designed to reward students for good behavior and used in almost every Licking County elementary school has received its own reward…Read more...

  • Akiva students learn lessons at OSU'S Lake Erie lab (Youngstown Vindicator)
  • They caught fish from Lake Erie using a net, measured sun penetration in the water and scooped plankton from the lake bottom…Read more...


  • Good adviser (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The search for a new superintendent for Columbus City Schools should benefit substantially from the steady hand and sincere concern…Read more...

November 2012 School levies and issues

With Early voting comming October 2, 2012, we thought it important to list all the school issues that will appear on ballots in Ohio. It should be noted that while there are 20 more school issues on the ballot this November, compared to November 2011, the ratio of renewals to new requests is almost identical at ~60% being requests for new money.

Type New Renew Total
Bond 9 9
Bond/Levy 14 14
Bond/Tax 1 1
Levy 85 67 152
Tax 7 8 15
Tax/Levy 4 4
Total 120 75 195

Here is the complete list of school related issues, as reported by the Ohio Secretary of State

County District Type N/R
ALLEN Apollo Career Center JVSD Bond/Levy New
ALLEN Elida LSD Tax New
ALLEN Lima CSD Levy New
ALLEN Shawnee LSD Levy Renew
ALLEN Spencerville LSD Tax Renew
ASHLAND Ashland County-West Holmes JVSD Levy Renew
ASHLAND Ashland County-West Holmes JVSD Levy Renew
ASHLAND Ashland CSD Bond/Levy New
ASHLAND Hillsdale LSD Tax/Levy New
ASHTABULA Ashtabula Area CSD Levy New
ASHTABULA Grand Valley LSD Levy New
ASHTABULA Jefferson Area LSD Levy Renew
ASHTABULA Jefferson Area LSD Levy Renew
ATHENS Athens CSD Levy Renew
ATHENS Trimble LSD Levy New
BELMONT Bellaire LSD Levy New
BROWN Western Brown LSD Levy New
BUTLER Monroe LSD Levy New
CARROLL Brown LSD Bond/Levy New
CLARK Clark-Shawnee LSD Levy Renew
CLARK Greenon LSD Bond/Tax New
CLARK Northeastern LSD Tax New
CLARK Tecumseh LSD Levy New
CLERMONT Batavia LSD #1 Bond/Levy New
CLERMONT Batavia LSD #2 Bond/Levy New
CLERMONT Milford EVSD Levy New
CLERMONT West Clermont LSD Levy New
CLINTON Blanchester LSD Levy Renew
CLINTON East Clinton LSD Tax New
COSHOCTON Coshocton CSD Levy Renew
CRAWFORD Galion CSD Levy New
CUYAHOGA Bay Village CSD Bond New
CUYAHOGA Brooklyn CSD Levy Renew
CUYAHOGA Cleveland Municipal SD Levy New
CUYAHOGA Euclid CSD Levy New
CUYAHOGA Fairview Park CSD Levy Renew
CUYAHOGA Maple Heights CSD Levy Renew
CUYAHOGA North Royalton CSD Bond New
CUYAHOGA Richmond Heights LSD Levy New
CUYAHOGA Rocky River CSD Levy New
CUYAHOGA South Euclid-Lyndhurst CSD Levy New
CUYAHOGA Strongsville CSD Bond New
ERIE Edison LSD Levy New
ERIE Sandusky CSD Levy New
FAIRFIELD Walnut Township LSD Tax New
FRANKLIN Dublin CSD Bond/Levy New
FRANKLIN New Albany-Plain LSD Bond/Levy New
FRANKLIN Upper Arlington CSD Levy New
FRANKLIN Worthington CSD Bond New
FRANKLIN Worthington CSD Levy New
GEAUGA Cardinal LSD Levy Renew
GEAUGA Chardon LSD Levy New
GEAUGA Ledgemont LSD Levy New
GEAUGA Newbury LSD Levy New
GEAUGA West Geauga LSD Levy New
GREENE Beavercreek CSD Levy New
GREENE Cedar Cliff LSD Levy Renew
GREENE Fairborn CSD Levy New
GREENE Xenia Community CSD Levy New
GREENE Yellow Springs EVSD Levy New
GUERNSEY Cambridge CSD Levy Renew
HAMILTON Cincinnati CSD Levy Renew
HAMILTON Finneytown LSD Bond New
HAMILTON Mt. Healthy CSD Levy New
HAMILTON Northwest LSD Levy New
HAMILTON Reading Community CSD Levy Renew
HARRISON Conotton Valley Union LSD Levy New
HENRY Napoleon Area CSD Levy New
HOLMES West Holmes LSD Levy Renew
HURON Monroeville LSD (Huron*, Erie) Bond New
HURON Norwalk CSD Levy New
HURON Willard CSD Levy Renew
JEFFERSON Buckeye LSD Levy New
JEFFERSON Indian Creek LSD Bond/Levy New
JEFFERSON Jefferson County JVSD Levy New
KNOX Centerburg LSD Levy Renew
KNOX East Knox LSD Tax/Levy New
KNOX Mount Vernon CSD Levy New
LAKE Kirtland CSD Levy New
LAKE Painesville CSD Levy New
LAKE Riverside LSD Levy New
LAKE Willoughby-Eastlake CSD Levy Renew
LICKING Johnstown-Monroe LSD Tax Renew
LICKING Licking Heights LSD Levy New
LICKING North Fork LSD Tax Renew
LOGAN Indian Lake LSD Levy New
LOGAN West Liberty-Salem SD Bond/Levy New
LORAIN Amherst EVSD Levy New
LORAIN Avon Lake CSD Levy New
LORAIN Avon LSD Bond New
LORAIN Clearview LSD Levy New
LORAIN Columbia LSD Levy Renew
LORAIN Columbia LSD Levy Renew
LORAIN Elyria CSD Levy New
LORAIN Lorain County JVSD Levy Renew
LORAIN Lorain CSD Levy New
LORAIN Midview LSD Tax/Levy New
LORAIN North Ridgeville CSD Levy New
LORAIN Oberlin CSD Levy Renew
LORAIN Oberlin CSD Tax Renew
LORAIN Wellington EVSD Bond/Levy New
LUCAS Anthony Wayne LSD Levy Renew
LUCAS Ottawa Hills LSD Levy New
LUCAS Toledo CSD Levy New
MADISON Madison-Plains LSD Levy Renew
MAHONING Boardman LSD Levy New
MAHONING Jackson-Milton LSD Levy New
MAHONING Jackson-Milton LSD Levy Renew
MAHONING Poland LSD Levy New
MAHONING South Range LSD Levy Renew
MAHONING Springfield LSD Bond/Levy New
MAHONING Youngstown CSD Levy Renew
MARION River Valley LSD Levy Renew
MARION Tri-Rivers JVSD Levy New
MEDINA Black River LSD Levy New
MEDINA Black River LSD Levy New
MEDINA Cloverleaf LSD Levy New
MEDINA Medina CSD Levy New
MERCER Celina CSD Bond/Levy New
MIAMI Miami East LSD Levy Renew
MIAMI Milton-Union EVSD Levy Renew
MIAMI Newton LSD Tax Renew
MONROE Switzerland of Ohio LSD Levy New
MONTGOMERY Centerville CSD Levy New
MONTGOMERY Huber Heights CSD Levy New
MONTGOMERY Jefferson Township LSD Bond/Levy New
MONTGOMERY Miamisburg CSD Levy Renew
MONTGOMERY New Lebanon LSD Levy Renew
MONTGOMERY New Lebanon LSD Levy Renew
MONTGOMERY Northmont CSD Levy Renew
MONTGOMERY Valley View LSD Levy New
MONTGOMERY Vandalia-Butler CSD Levy New
MONTGOMERY West Carrollton CSD Levy New
MORROW Cardington-Lincoln LSD Tax New
MUSKINGUM West Muskingum LSD Levy New
OTTAWA Port Clinton CSD Levy Renew
PERRY New Lexington CSD Levy Renew
PORTAGE Aurora CSD Levy New
PORTAGE Crestwood LSD Levy New
PORTAGE Field LSD Levy New
PORTAGE Rootstown LSD Levy Renew
PORTAGE Waterloo LSD Levy New
PREBLE Tri-County North LSD Levy Renew
PUTNAM Ottawa-Glandorf LSD Levy Renew
PUTNAM Pandora-Gilboa LSD Tax Renew
RICHLAND Mansfield CSD Levy Renew
RICHLAND Shelby CSD Levy New
ROSS Zane Trace LSD Levy Renew
SANDUSKY Bellevue City Levy Renew
SANDUSKY Bellevue CSD Levy Renew
SANDUSKY Clyde-Green Springs EVSD Levy Renew
SANDUSKY Fremont CSD Tax Renew
SANDUSKY Woodmore LSD Levy Renew
SCIOTO Green LSD Levy Renew
SENECA Bettsville LSD Tax Renew
SENECA Mohawk LSD Levy New
SENECA Tiffin CSD Levy Renew
SHELBY Fairlawn LSD Levy Renew
STARK Canton LSD Bond New
STARK Louisville CSD Levy New
STARK Marlington LSD Levy Renew
STARK Massillon CSD Levy New
STARK Minerva LSD Levy Renew
STARK Tuslaw LSD Levy Renew
SUMMIT Akron CSD Levy New
SUMMIT Barberton CSD Levy New
SUMMIT Coventry LSD Levy Renew
SUMMIT Hudson CSD Levy Renew
SUMMIT Nordonia Hills CSD Levy New
SUMMIT Norton CSD Levy New
SUMMIT Stow-Munroe Falls CSD Levy Renew
SUMMIT Tallmadge CSD Bond New
SUMMIT Twinsburg CSD Levy New
SUMMIT Woodridge LSD Levy New
TRUMBULL Brookfield LSD Tax New
TRUMBULL Champion LSD Levy New
TRUMBULL Howland LSD Levy Renew
TRUMBULL Joseph Badger LSD Levy Renew
TRUMBULL Mathews LSD Levy New
TUSCARAWAS Buckeye JVSD Levy Renew
TUSCARAWAS New Philadelphia CSD Levy Renew
TUSCARAWAS Strasburg-Franklin LSD Levy Renew
TUSCARAWAS Tuscarawas Valley LSD Levy Renew
UNION Marysville EVSD Levy New
VAN WERT Vantage Career Center JVSD Levy Renew
WARREN Carlisle LSD Levy New
WASHINGTON Warren LSD Bond/Levy New
WAYNE Orrville CSD Tax/Levy New
WAYNE Triway LSD Levy Renew
WOOD Bowling Green CSD Tax New
WOOD Perrysburg EVSD Levy New

Some Choice

ODE has just released their partial school report card. It doesn't contain any final grades, but it does tell us whether schools made adequate yearly progress, and the news isn't pretty for Ohio's charter school movement.

Of the 352 charter schools listed, 58.2% of them failed to meet their adequate yearly progress (AYP) metrics.

If a student attends a school in any of Allen, Warren, Erie, Hancock, Lake, Madison, or Tuscarawas counties, not a single charter school made adequate yearly progress. Indeed, out of the 36 counties that have charter schools, 24 counties had schools that combined for more than half their charters failing to meet their adequate yearly progress.

County Not Met AYP Met AYP
Allen 100.0% 0.0%
Warren 100.0% 0.0%
Erie 100.0% 0.0%
Hancock 100.0% 0.0%
Lake 100.0% 0.0%
Madison 100.0% 0.0%
Tuscarawas 100.0% 0.0%
Stark 83.3% 16.7%
Trumbull 75.0% 25.0%
Summit 73.3% 26.7%
Montgomery 72.4% 27.6%
Mahoning 71.4% 28.6%
Hamilton 67.9% 32.1%
Richland 66.7% 33.3%
Clark 66.7% 33.3%
Fairfield 66.7% 33.3%
Morrow 66.7% 33.3%
Franklin 65.3% 34.7%
Butler 60.0% 40.0%
Lucas 58.8% 41.2%
Lorain 54.5% 45.5%
Marion 50.0% 50.0%
Columbiana 50.0% 50.0%
Greene 50.0% 50.0%
Cuyahoga 42.0% 58.0%
Portage 40.0% 60.0%
Licking 25.0% 75.0%
Muskingum 25.0% 75.0%
Seneca 25.0% 75.0%
Champaign 0.0% 100.0%
Wayne 0.0% 100.0%
Scioto 0.0% 100.0%
Coshocton 0.0% 100.0%
Hardin 0.0% 100.0%
Jackson 0.0% 100.0%
Van Wert 0.0% 100.0%
Grand Total 58.2% 41.8%

There's a lot of students in a lot of schools, in a lot of counties not being served by the "choices" they are being presented with.