USING OIP-OLAC AS THE BEDROCK FOR IMPROVEMENT: SST 2 AND ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE RESULTS FOR ALL LEARNERS
SST Region 2 serves eight public school districts in Erie County, seven public school districts in Huron County, 17 public school districts in Lorain County, two educational service enters, two joint vocational schools/career centers, three boards of developmental disabilities, and numerous community schools, and public and private preschool and child care agencies.
SST 2 uses a tiered delivery model in working with districts and agencies across the region, providing Tier 1 (universal) services to all entities, Tier II (targeted) supports to those who need additional support, and Tier III (intensive) supports to those who need the greatest level of assistance.
Elyria, one of the largest districts in the region, is participating in the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) as well as the Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, & Instructional Improvement (OLi4) project coordinated through the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences Grant Center.
Ann Schloss, Director of Academic Services for Elyria, credits having stable and continuous support from the SST with helping Elyria make the shift from a focus on compliance to a focus on instructional improvement.
"Even though we do a lot internally to support improvement, it' helpful to have someone who can look at what we do from different eyes. The feedback our consultant provides is critical and she' seen as part of the district, a true Pioneer!" said Schloss.
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