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There is an annual requirement for parent/community input prior to the completion of special education funding applications regarding how funds from the IDEA-B Federal Grant should be spent.  This is a grant that we receive each year to help pay for part of the special education costs in the district and we would appreciate your input.  A meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 20 of Columbia Middle School to hear your input, and/or you can submit your input by completing this SURVEY  and returning it to : 
Lynley Roncone
School Psychologist/IDEA-B Coordinator 
Columbia Local School District
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH  44028
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Posted Monday, April 30, 2018

Sealed Bid Packages for Columbia Local Schools will be received by Mrs. Patricia Eddy, Treasurer, Columbia Local School District, 25796 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028, until 3:30p local time on May 8, 2018.  Immediately after the time for filing of proposals has expired they will be opened and publicly read.  The project includes renovations to Columbia High School and Columbia Middle School Science Classrooms. Estimated budget to be $400,000.00.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 3:00 pm local time, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Columbia High School 14168 W. River Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028. After the High School, we will visit Columbia Middle School, 13646 W. River Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028 for a walk through.

Project Manual and Drawings may be obtained from SE Blueprint, 2035 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 241-2250.  A non-refundable fee of $25 per set is required from bidders wishing to procure Bid Documents.  Check shall be made payable to Columbia Local School District.

Proposals must be submitted on forms furnished as part of the contract documents and must list the names of persons interested herein.  

Each proposal shall be sealed in an opaque envelope, addressed to the Columbia Local School District, with the name of the contractor and project name plainly marked on the envelope.

The Columbia Local School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

By Order of the Board of Education of the Columbia Local School District and instituted by Ms. Pat Eddy, Treasurer.

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Posted Friday, April 20, 2018
Your child is eligible for Kindergarten if they will be 5 years old on or before August 1.

Dear Kindergarten Families,

This is an exciting time for you and your child. Very soon they will begin their educational journey which will prepare them for what lies ahead. It is our mission to engage each student in their learning and provide the best academic experience for them. You will soon find that there are many opportunities to be partners in education and we encourage each of you to take an interest and become involved with school.

The following information is provided to assist you with an easy transition to Kindergarten.

Registration packets can be picked up at the Administration Center from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or downloaded HERE.  Kindergarten Screening will take place on May 17 and May 18.  If you do not already have a screening appointment, please contact Carla Lasecki at 440/236-5020 to schedule an appointment.

Kindergarten Registration Packet - Please include copies (for student file, will not be returned) of the following items:
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Current immunization record
  • Two (2) proofs of residency in the Columbia School District (see Residency Affidavit form included in packet)
  • Divorce and/or custody papers, if applicable

Please complete the forms and return them to the Administration Center as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contract Carla Lasecki at 440/236-5020.


Kindergarten Open Enrollment Inquiries:
Please contact the Superintendent's Office (440/236-5008) and request an application.  Applications for open enrollment are mailed after March 1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If your child is not eligible for enrollment in your home district, we cannot accept your application. EXAMPLE: if your home district’s age limitation for Kindergarten is 5 years old by August 1, and your child’s birth date is August 15, we cannot accept your child.

Please complete the enrollment and Kindergarten screening process in your home district. There is no need for open enrollment families to attend Copopa’s Kindergarten Information Night. If your child is accepted in the Columbia Schools, you will receive enrollment information with your acceptance letter. Applications will be acted upon by July 1.

If you have any further questions or would like an open enrollment application, please contact Patricia Cieslak, Secretary to the Superintendent, at 440/236-5008.

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Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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.
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.

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.

Graig Bansek
Columbia Local Schools
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Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Columbia Local School District is excited for a new school year!  
Welcome back students!
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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.
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Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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