Ohio Department of Education Guidance: How Schools Can Work with Families to Ensure They are Safe and Basic Needs are Met

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A new web page on the Ohio Department of Education website includes important questions, prompts, and policies to ensure that families and students are safe during the pandemic. They include specific information about preventing abuse and neglect.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Overview of: Student Safety During Coronavirus-Related Ordered School-Building Closure
  • Questions District Personnel Should Ask When Adapting Safety Processes to Remote Learning Environments
  • Examples from Ohio Districts Addressing Student Safety While Providing Remote Learning
  • Remote Learning Interactions Offer Opportunities for Safety Assessments
  • Questions to Help Assess Needs and Safety Within the Home
  • Questions to Ask Families
  • Questions to Ask Students
  • Mandatory Reporting of Abuse or Neglect

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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