PLEASE NOTE: ESC of Central Ohio offices are now open with restricted access. Staff are prepared to serve you via email, phone, videoconference, and/or by appointment. Please contact us for assistance
ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

ESSA Support & Program Resource Services

ESSA Support & Program Resource Services

The ESC’s Program Resource Services analyze district and school student data to focus funding support where needed most, ensuring ongoing results in resolving student learning gaps.
This CARES Act and ESSER Fund information is provided often from the U.S. Department of Education. These updates may impact state policy and implementation determinations. It is important to read this document from the viewpoint of the date the article or information was added.
District ESSER Fund Applications were Available in the CCIP  May 26 Local Education Agency (LEA) or district applications for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).  The ESSER Fund provides support to LEAs to address the impact that the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. LEAs receiving ESSER Funds must provide equitable services to students and teachers in nonpublic schools as required under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Public districts must ensure that they consult with all nonpublic schools, both chartered nonpublic schools and non-chartered, non-tax schools regarding participation in ESSERF equitable services. 
Unfortunately, there is still significant disagreement at the national level on the process for addressing the equitable services requirements under the CARES Act. The Ohio Department of Education believes we have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that the state and districts are meeting the federal law and expectations for administering the grant requirements. The U.S. Department of Education will be issuing a regulation and seeking feedback to help render a final determination. This process could take months before a resolution.  In order to ensure that students at nonpublic schools receive support and services that they are entitled to, and until there is a final determination in which the Ohio Department of Education can provide final guidance and direction to districts and nonpublic schools follow these directions.  
June Nonpublic Equitable Service Training and Consolidated Funding Application Live Lab Training Sessions Announced

The funding application will be posted mid-June

Registration Please register in STARS V2.0, which can be accessed through your OH|ID Account.

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The available dates and presenters for each session are as follows. Please note that all trainings that occur on Tuesdays occur in the morning from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and those that occur on Thursdays occur in the afternoon from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Attendees are permitted to attend more than one session 
Provides agencies with additional flexibilities for grants. It provides short term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, without compromising Federal financial assistance accountability requirements. 

Federal Coordinators’ Network
A professional network for district and school federal coordinators to share implementation experiences and best practices around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Federal Compliance Document Repository
The ESC’s Federal Compliance Document Repository is a proactive tool to collect and store your federal documents annually.

Program Resources Support
The ESC offers Comprehensive Consolidated Improvement Planning (CCIP) support as it relates to alignment of federal programs and school improvement, ESSA compliance documentation assistance, assistance with federal administrative, fiscal, cost principles and audit requirements, and much more.