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ODE federal lawsuit regarding special education funding PDF Print E-mail

The Department’s email stems from a federal lawsuit regarding special education funding.  As general background, Disability Rights Ohio filed a federal class action lawsuit against the State of Ohio on behalf of all students with disabilities enrolled in or seeking to enroll in Ohio public schools.  The lawsuit, which has been pending in some form for nearly ten years, alleges that inadequacies of Ohio’s special education funding system have resulted in systematic denials of a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities and discriminate against such students.  Chief among the complaint’s allegations are that the state’s funding amounts for providing services to students with disabilities are arbitrary and insufficient, are not appropriately updated based on increasing costs, and are not based on true assessments of the cost of providing required services.

As part of this lawsuit, Disability Rights Ohio filed a subpoena requesting student data maintained by the Department in EMIS.  Student names, addresses, and social security numbers are not subject to this request.  However, federal law protects other forms of personally identifiable information that are maintained in EMIS and sought via the subpoena (e.g., student identifying numbers; demographic information, such as school, grade, gender, race, age, and disability category; attendance statistics; information on suspensions and expulsions; and results on state tests such as the Ohio Graduation Tests, the Ohio Achievement Assessments, and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee).  Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), entities that maintain personally identifiable student information must notify parents that such information is subject to a subpoena and provide them with an opportunity to object to the release of their child’s information.

 

Court Notice to Parents

Ohio Department of Education letter concerning student information

 
Welcome Back! PDF Print E-mail


Welcome Back!

 

Here are some important reminders about our day at Edge. Our breakfast is served from 7:50 a.m.to 8:15 a.m. with the school day beginning at 8:30 a.m. It is very important that your child is at school, on time and in complete uniform each day.


Dismissal begins at 2:50 p.m. You must call the front office and leave a message on the hotline before 2:30 p.m. each day of any changes or special going home instructions.  We cannot guarantee changes will be made after 2:30 p.m. Please use the back parking lot and doors as this area is designated as parent pick up. The front office is very busy at dismissal time and if you enter the front doors you will be directed to the back doors to parent pick up.

 

Your child must be picked up from school by 3:15 p.m. each day. If you need information on after school programs, please contact Mrs. Bennett for more information.

 

Thanks for your help! This will help ensure that students are arriving and dismissing safely and to their designated area.


 


 

 
Hale Farm PDF Print E-mail

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Our second graders were able to experience what it was like to live in the past and see many artifacts from the past. They learned about pioneer life, making brooms, chores that children were required to do,how butter and cheese was made, how candles were made, how wool from sheep was turned in to clothing and blankets.

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2013-2014 Principal's Award! PDF Print E-mail

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Congratulations to Chloe Furman for being the final recipient for the 2013-2014 Principal's Award!


She has shown exemplary growth as a student and as a leader. Chloe is someone peers and teachers alike can always count on to be making the right decision and helping make the world around her a better place! Congrats Chloe!

 
Leaders in Stride PDF Print E-mail

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Well, we are off to the races!!  Our first group of students journeyed out to Mirage Stables last Thursday for the first meeting with Miss Loralea, Miss Sam, Miss Hilary, Jimmy and Dora from Hooves & Healing Strides.  Every second of that cold Thursday morning was a success!  There will be 4 sessions for each group of students focusing on the following concepts: Respect, Relationship Skills & Boundaries, Empathy and Choices and Consequences.  We were able to develop these lessons based on The Power Tools for Life from EAGALA and combine them with the 8 Habits, which was incredibly exciting for both organizations.

 

Our first visit was so fulfilling for the students.  They were beaming at every interaction the horses had with them.  They learned how to read body language and communicate and how their choices of communication can affect their relationships with not only the horses, but with everyone around them.  Jimmy and Dora (our new horse friends) were amazingly curious about us and spent lots of time checking us out...almost as much as we did them! We look forward to giving you more updates in the future!

 

 
All Stars!! PDF Print E-mail

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 On a recent visit from the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education, both The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School were presented with the distinction of being "All-Star" School.  Our visitors, Ms. Sue Westendorf and Ms. Beth Lear, from the OCQE, enjoyed touring both schools to see all of the learning and leadership occurring in our buildings.  We are all so proud of the hard work of our students, staff and parents.  Educating the future is definitely a team effort and we couldn't do it without you!

 
Science biome PDF Print E-mail

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In science lab our 5th graders were required to do a project at home. The topic was their favorite biome (tropical rain forest, desert, etc). The students could choose to make a poster or a diorama showing their biome including plants, animals, and a suitable background.  The students were also required to do some research about their biome and find out basic information like average temperature range and average precipitation for their biome. They did a great job!

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Butterfly PDF Print E-mail

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The kindergarteners are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. They have six caterpillars that are currently transitioning into their chrysalis. The students are tracking their progress through pictures and sentences in journals.

 
Public Notice - Board Meetings PDF Print E-mail

The Edge Academy will hold its Board Meetings for School Year 2015 on the following dates at 4:00 pm at The Edge Academy Library at 92 N. Union St. Akron, 44304

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015.

 

Board Meeting dates, changes and special meetings may also be accessed via this website www.edge4kids.org board meeting dates are also posted in the school office.

 

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