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60 CORAS Members Attend September Meeting

Over 60 members and guests attended the September CORAS Meeting on September 13 in Logan, Ohio where they heard a presentation  from Michael Collins, who represents Real Choice Ohio that is working to develop a website and other support materials to assist districts in retaining students in public schools.  The student retention assistance will include research, creation of best practice maters, sharing of best practice and training for public school districts.  The website is expected to be up and running by mid October.  You can subscribe to Real Choice by emailing  CORAS members Lori Snyder Lowe and Tom Perkins are on the Board of Directors for Real Choice.

At the meeting updates were given by Karen Boch who serves on Representative Robert Cupp’s Legislative Committee on Poverty impact on schools and learning. Dr. Murray and Lindsey Ladd from Ohio University explained a new research initiative that will be undertaken by CORAS and SEOTDC universities on Poverty and Appalachian Schools. Districts were asked to complete the following form on effective programs in their schools.

State Board of Education Member, Stephanie Dodd then shared information from the State Board and asked for member input on several important issues the Board is currently working on.  CORAS members were very interested and offered input on the new State Strategic Plan that is taking place.

The meeting concluded with Ohio High School Athletic Association Director, Dr. Dan Ross who shared information regarding procedures to follow with athletic programs.

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