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Update as of 9:00 am on Thursday, April, 2, 2020
The Alternative Learning Opportunities for Families Guidelines can be found here.  This plan is active until at least May 1, 2020.  Further information and helpful links can be found using the Alternative Learning Opportunities link located on the left hand side of this webpage. 

Kindergarten Registration

If your child is five years old on or before August 1, 2020, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. 

Copopa Elementary School is in the process of planning for the 2020-21 school year.  If you have any questions or need a registration packet, please email Liz Wenzel, District Registrar at  [email protected]

Ohio School Report Card

The annual release of the Ohio School Report Cards were made public late last week.  CLSD and other school districts across the state are rated on specific marks of performance, also called measures, within categories called components.  We receive letter grades on the six components and each one is weighted .  These components make up our final grade.  Our overall grade as a district was a "B." 

I am very proud to say that we continue to improve across the board.  We are in the top of Lorain County with our overall grades. This is a testament to our entire staff!   As you know, the report card is not a true indication of the excellent education our students receive.  There is much more than one test given, one time during the course of each school year.  However, it is the one and only measure that the Ohio Department of Education, the public and the legislature can see in regards to progress.  I am hoping that soon changes will be made so that all of us can understand this process in layman's terms.

The administration will continue to dive into the data and make the necessary changes so that we can continue to make positive gains.  

Graig Bansek

District Profile

We are excited to unveil, for the first time, the CLSD District Profile.  First, I want to thank all of our staff members that played a role in its completion.  Columbia Local Schools is excited to share this review of the past school year, 2018-2019.  Information provided in this document includes financial, district, building and department information, academic achievement and offerings, the Arts, athletics and much more.  This is another way that we are being transparent to the community that supports its schools.  Each year this document will be available for the public to view.  If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or call 440/236-5008.  Thank you again for your support of Columbia Local Schools!

Graig Bansek,

Free or Reduced-Price Meals Program

The Columbia Local School District  today announced its 2019-2020 program year policy for (free and reduced-price meals or free milk) for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, or Special Milk Programs.  Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.
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After School Care

Springboard Education in America will offer after-school care at Copopa Elementary School for students in grades K-6. 

Download a copy of the flyer HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Springboard at (800) 341-3177 or
[email protected]

Program Hours are:

3:35 - 6:00 p.m.
Early Release:  12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

The Columbia Local School District is seeking qualified candidates to use as substitute bus drivers.

If interested, please complete an employment application and return it to:

Al Cantrell
Transportation Supervisor
Columbia Local School District
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028

Download the application by clicking HERE.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and must pass a criminal background check. The need is for bus drivers to be used only on an as-needed basis.

Please contact Mr. Cantrell if you need further information, 440/236-8222.

The Columbia Local School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, age, disability or on the basis of legally acquired genetic information in employment or the provision of services.



Columbia Administration Center
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5008
(440) 236-8817 (Fax)
Graig Bansek
Patricia Eddy
Office Hours 7:00-4:00

Upcoming Events


Spring Recess

Mon Apr 13 2020
to Fri Apr 17 2020


Outdoor Education- 6th gr. - CANCELLED

Mon Apr 20 2020
to Wed Apr 22 2020



Mon Apr 20 2020

H. Stove- Eberwein

Mon Apr 20 2020


Calendar of events are listed on school webpages!  
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