25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH. 44028 | phone - 440-236-5008 | fax - 440-236-8817
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Danielle Eckert
Columbia Local Schools is mourning the death of one of our own, Danielle Eckert.  
Danielle attended Columbia since kindergarten and recently withdrew to E.C.O.T.  We send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends.  
 
Danielle was a friend to so many at CHS and in our community and was loved by all.  We will miss her smile and friendship.  The Lorain County Schools Crisis Counseling Team, school counselors and administrators as well as local clergy were on hand at Columbia High School today to talk to our students.  
 
Our school family is still in shock and saddened by this tragic accident.  Once a Raider…Always a Raider!!!!! 

Graig Bansek
Superintendent
Columbia Local Schools  
 
Date/Time Change - December BOE Meeting

The date of the December, 2017 Board of Education Meeting has been changed.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Center. 
New Attendance Policy

September 18, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to promote school attendance and control truancy. This law takes effect this school year. This new law supersedes the attendance information that is currently in our student agendas and handbooks.

Attendance is now measured by hours instead of days.

Excessive Absences:
 -Absent 38 or more hours in one school month with or without a legitimate excuse;
 -Absent 65 or more hours in one school year with or without a legitimate excuse.

Habitual Truant:
 -Absent 30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate excuse;
 -Absent 42 or more hours in one school month without a legitimate excuse;
 -Absent 72 or more hours in one school year without a legitimate excuse.

When a student has Excessive Absences from school, the following will occur:
 1.The District will notify the student's parents in writing within seven days of the triggering absence/
 2.The student will follow the District's plan for absence intervention; and
 3.The student and family may be referred to community resources.

When a student is Habitually Truant, the following will occur:
1.Within seven days of the triggering absence, the District will assemble an absence intervention team:
 
  • Assemble the absence intervention team comprised of school personnel, the studewnt's parent or guardian, and the Lorain County Attendance Officer.

  • Make three meaningful attempts to secure the participation of the student's parent or guardian on the absence intervention team.
2.
Within 14 days after the assignment of the team, the District will develop the student's absence intervention plan;  
3.If the student does not make progress on the plan within 61 days or continues to be excessively absent, the District will file a complaint in the juvenile court.

IMPORTANT!
The law requires us to notify you if the “excessive absence” threshold of 38 hours in one month or 65 hours in one school year is met. These hours include doctor visits, dentist visits, hospital stays, tardies of more than 30 minutes per day, vacations, planned absences, etc. Even though your child may have a legitimate doctor’s excuse for an absence, or you may have completed a vacation or planned absence request, we still have to send you a letter.
The intent of this letter is to keep you informed, but to specifically let you know about the letter that will come even with excused absences. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me or your child’s principal.

Sincerely,
Graig Bansek
Superintendent
Columbia Local Schools
 
Welcome Back!

Columbia Local School District is excited for a new school year!  
Welcome back students!
 
Attention JVS Parents

Attention Columbia JVS Parents,

This school year, the district will be able to provide afternoon busing home for our JVS students. Students returning to CHS from the JVS on the afternoon shuttle can transfer to a high school bus for transportation home.

This service will only be provided on days that CLSD has school. If school is not in session, you will need to make arrangements for your transportation from the high school.

If you have any questions, please contact Transportation at (440) 236-8222. Thank you.
 
New School Hours for 2017/18 School Year

Due to the change in the 2017/18 school calendar, afternoon dismissal times had to be adjusted at our three buildings.  Please see below for the new buildings times:

Copopa   8:20 a.m. - 3:33 p.m.
CMS         8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CHS          7:30 a.m. - 2:48 p.m.
 
Before/After School Care

Starting in the fall of 2017, Springboard Education in America will offer before and 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 Area Director:
Madi Jackson
mjackson@springboardkids.com

or call (800) 341-3177

Program Hours are:
6:30 -8:10 a.m.
3:35 - 6:00 p.m.
Early Release:  12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
State of the Schools
The State of the Schools address was held on Tuesday, April 4. 
Download a copy of the presentation HERE to learn about the
many new and exciting programs coming to CLSD in the
2017/18  school year. 
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.

 
 
 
District News
Free and Reduced Price Lunches

The Columbia Local School District today announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

 
College Credit Plus
In an effort to make sure that all parents of Ohio middle and high school students know about Ohio's College Credit Plus program, the following directive was issued from Dr. Richard A. Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact your building Principal or Guidance Counselor.
 
About
 
Graig Bansek, Superintendent
 
Patricia Eddy, Treasurer
 
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25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station OH 44028
Phone - (440) 236-5008
Fax - (440) 236-8817
Office Hours 7:00- 4:00
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