Rasinski and Zutell are at Mid-Ohio ESC
More than $33 million was awarded by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children in the spring of 2018.
The grant builds on Ohio’s commitment to ensure all students have the reading skills needed to succeed in education and life. The Department recently worked with Ohio educators and educational leaders to develop Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, as well as to update and refine Ohio’s English language arts learning standards. In addition, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Through this initiative, schools diagnose reading issues, create individualized Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans, and provide intensive reading interventions.
Mid-Ohio ESC is honored to share this $1.2 million award with the following consortium schools who aligned with them for the grant. Those schools who will benefit from literacy achievement, professional development and professional learning networks include: Buckeye Central, Bucyrus City, Galion City, Highland Local, Plymouth-Shiloh Local, and Shelby City.
"This will impact 5,500 to 6,000 students," said Amanda Mahon, Director of Education for Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center. We are honored to welcome Tim Rasinski and Jerry Zutell to share essential strategies with staff from each of these districts.