academic distress commissions

School officials, legislators seek way forward without Academic Distress Commissions

BY: - July 2, 2020

Groups from the three Ohio school districts under academic distress commissions met in a virtual town hall calling for the elimination of those commissions Tuesday. Parents, school board members, and state legislators decried the work of House Bill 70, which laid out the role of academic distress commissions (ACD) in taking over school districts considered […]

Ohio Supreme Court says takeover of schools was constitutional

BY: - May 14, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court deemed the takeover of certain academically distressed school districts constitutional in a 5-2 Wednesday decision. The split decision saw two justices only concurring in part, and two justices dissenting. The decision revolved around House Bill 70, passed in 2015, which allowed schools districts and community schools to create “community learning centers” […]

Education bills seek to end EdChoice, academic distress commissions

BY: - May 13, 2020

A series of bills set to be considered by the Ohio House go after the EdChoice voucher program, look to end academic distress commissions, and enact language meant to hold community schools accountable. Among the bills referred to the House’s Primary and Secondary Education Committee, House Bill 587, sponsored by state Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon, […]