Sylvania Schools has filed a Declaration for Blending Learning
One of two districts in Lucas County to file paperwork as of June 14, 2020
 *updated 3:00 pm 6/14/20
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SYLVANIA Ohio-- Sylvania Schools has filed the paperwork for a Blended Learning Declaration for the upcoming school year.  The Ohio Department of Education issued a list of districts filing the form, and Sylvania and Maumee are the only districts in Lucas County on the list.  The declaration is necessary, by law, if the district is going to have more than three days of remote teaching during the school year.


A school district must notify the Ohio Department of Education if, during the upcoming school year, they will begin or cease to use a blended instructional model, meaning "the delivery of instruction in a combination of time in a supervised physical location away from home and online delivery whereby the student has some element of control over time, place, path or pace of learning."

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"The deadline for submitting a Blended Learning Model Declaration has been extended from July 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020,"  explained Mandy Minick, Ohio Department of Education Deputy Director of Communications/Press Secretary.  "The declaration serves as notification to the Department of a district’s intent to implement a Blended Learning Model for the 2020-2021 school year.  With the uncertainty of the 2020-2021 school year, districts should submit a form if this model is being considered regardless of implementation.  Submitting the declaration form does not require a local board resolution."

Ohio has 611 school districts, and so far 107 have filed the declaration for the upcoming school year.  click to view the list of school districts filing the declaration


*Concerning the Declaration filing, Sylvania Schools issued the following statement:
"Our goal is to have our students attend daily classes in person for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, we are awaiting further guidance from the Ohio Department of Education and the Lucas County Department of Health in order to solidify our plans for the start of the school year. The Restart Task Force committee presented to the Board of Education on Monday, June 8. Alternative learning options were reviewed with an emphasis of the goal to have on-campus learning. Sylvania Schools will continue to provide ongoing information to our parents and learning community as specific decisions are made."


The State's website shows the following guidelines concerning Blended Learning:


2.7 Blended Learning

Each local board of education or chartered nonpublic school operating a school or a classroom as a blended learning environment must adopt policies and procedures addressing the:  

  • Process to individualize student centered learning models for each student.


  • Process to evaluate the quality of the on-line curriculum.


  • Assessment for each participating student’s progress through the curriculum. Students must advance through curriculum based on demonstrated proficiency.


  • Assignment of an appropriate number of teachers so a student has the interaction needed to meet personal learning goals.  Each student must be assigned at least one teacher of record.  No school or classroom using blended learning instruction is required to have more than one teacher for every one hundred twenty-five students. 


  • Method ensuring each participating student has access to the digital learning tools necessary to the on-line or digital content.  


  • Filtering device or installation of software that prevents access to obscene or harmful materials on each student’s computer. The school must also provide internet filtering to any student using a device obtained from another source.


  • Appropriate training for teachers in effective delivery of on-line or digital instruction.

A school is released from school year hourly requirements in ORC 3313.48(A), when a school alters the hours of instruction to adapt blended learning opportunities for all of their students. 

Students participating in blended learning must have the ability to earn credits by demonstrating proficiency of knowledge or skills through competency-based learning models rather than a minimum number of days or hours in a classroom or on a digital learning device. Students advance from grade to grade based upon credits earned.

see also Ohio Administrative Code:  Blended Learning


List of Ohio School Districts filing the Blended Learning Declaration for the 2020/2021 school year:

​Akron Public Schools

Albert Einstein Academy of Ohio, Inc.
Ashtabula Tech and Career Campus
Ayersville Local Schools
Bellefontaine City Schools
Bellevue City Schools
Benjamin Logan Local Schools
Bexley City Schools
Bluffton Exempted Village Schools
Botkins Local School
Bradford Exempted Village School District
Bristol Local School District
Brown Local Schools
Buckeye Career Center
Buckeye Central Local Schools
Caldwell EVSD
Career Tech Centers of Licking County
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village
Chardon Local Schools
Chillicothe City Schools
Clark-Shawnee Schools
Colonel Crawford Local Schools
Columbus City Schools
Conneaut Area City Schools
Crestline Exempted Village School District
Danbury Local Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Dover City Schools
Dublin City Schools
Eastland-Fairfield Career Tech Center
EHOVE Career Center
Finneytown Local School District
Fort Frye Local School District
Galion City Schools
Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD
Greene County Career Center
Hardin-Houston Local Schools
Hilliard City Schools
Hope Haven School
Huron City Schools
Jackson Local Schools
Kirtland Local Schools
Lake Local Schools
Lakota Local Schools
Logan Elm Local
Lucas Local Schools
Madison Local School District
Mahoning County Career and Tech Center
Marietta City School District
Marysville Exempted Village School District
Massillon City Schools
Maumee City Schools
Miami East Local Schools
Miami Valley Career Tech Center
Miami Valley Career Tech Center - Youth Connections
Minerva Local Schools
Monroe Local Schools
National Trail Local Schools
New Albany-Plain Local School
New Lebanon Local Schools
New Lexington Schools
New London Local Schools
Niles City Schools
Northpoint Educational Service Center
Northwest Local Schools
Norwalk City Schools
Parkway Local Schools
Perry Local Schools
Perry Local Schools (Stark)
Pickaway-Ross JVSD
Pioneer Career and Tech Center
Plain Local Schools
Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools
Polaris Career Center
Preble County ESC
Preble Shawnee Local Schools
Revere Local School District
Reynoldsburg City Schools
Russia Local Schools
Sandy Valley Local Schools
Shawnee Local Schools
Shelby City Schools
Sidney City Schools
South Central Local Schools
Southern Hills JVSD
Springfield City Schools
Springfield Clark JVSD
Strasburg Franklin
Sylvania Schools
The Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley
Troy City Schools
Tuslaw Local Schools
Upper Scioto Valley
Upper Valley Career Center
Valley STEM and ME2
Vantage Career Center
Vermilion Local Schools
Versailles Exempted Village Schools
Warren County Career Center
Warren County ESC
Warren Local School District
Washington County JVSD
Wayne County JVSD
Western Reserve Local Schools
Williard City Schools
Wyoming City Schools
Youngstown City Schools

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