25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, Ohio 44028 | Phone - (440) 236-5008 | FAX - (440) 236-8817
View Columbia Local Schools
Page: 1 of 2
Total Item(s) Found: 7 
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
 [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Columbia Local School District is excited for a new school year!  
Welcome back students!
 [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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.
 [...click for more]

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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.
 [...click for more]

Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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.
 [...click for more]

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

 [...click for more]

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015
Filtering Options
Scope


Select Building
Text Search
Keyword / Phrase
Date Range
Start Date
End Date
Display Mode

Our Mission
“To provide the students of our community with the opportunity for a balanced education from a staff dedicated to each student’s success.”
© 2017. All Rights Reserved. Powered by eSchoolView