Catholic Conference of Ohio
Monday, June 17, 2019

Education Department - Catholic Conference of Ohio

About the Education Department

The Catholic Conference of Ohio's Department on Education serves those involved in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, religious education, youth and young adult ministry, and college campus ministry. Those meeting as groups on a regular basis include the Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry, the Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, Superintendents of Schools, and Diocesan Directors of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Each of these groups uses the Conference as a forum for planning, discussion, cooperative action and professional growth.


Ohio House Passes Budget Bill

Bill Receives Strong Bipartisan Support

Substitute HB 166 as passed by House

Comparison Document

Catholic Conference of Ohio Budget Backgrounder for the Senate

Catholic Conference of Ohio Budget Page 

Ohio House Considers State Budget: HB 166

Action expected by early May

HB 166: State Budget
House Budget Language
Governor's Proposal
LSC Analysis

Catholic Conference of Ohio Budget Backgrounders

Health and Human Services
Defend and Protect Human Life
Promote Care for Creation
Support Families Who Choose Catholic Schools

Catholic Conference of Ohio Page on the State Budget

Mr. Matthew Daniels Named Senior Director of Education For Toledo Diocese

Welcome Matt!

  • Posted: Oct. 29, 2018
  • Categories: Education

Matt was most recently the first lay principal at Saint Rocco Parish School in the Diocese of Cleveland.  He previously served as principal-minister at Holy Trinity Parish School in Assumption, Ohio.  He was also a member of the English faculty and served as Faculty Technology Coordinator for Saint John Jesuit High School and Academy.

Matt completed his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University where he was a four-time scholar athlete as a walk-on for the football team, and he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame’s Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program.

Matt and his wife, Jen, have five children Joseph (7), Maria (5), James (4), Luke (2) and John (6 months).

This appointment is effective November 13, 2018.

Legislative Report

August 2018

  • Posted: Aug. 13, 2018
  • Categories: Education

This report addresses legislation impacting Ohio Catholic schools.  It includes bills recently signed into law, as well as legislation still pending.

Legislative Report (PDF)


State Scholarship Programs

Learn about the various Scholarship Programs available to Catholic Schools in Ohio.

Learn more

The Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Department Contacts

Larry Keough
Associate Director, Department on Education

Convenes and staffs the Superintendents of Catholic Schools and Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Directors

Superintendents of Schools
Chair: Deacon Paul Ward, Diocese of Steubenville

Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Chair: Richard Maume, Diocese of Toledo

Department Contacts

Theresa Bowser
Director, OCSAA

Convenes and staffs the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA)

Chair: Susan Gibbons, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Department Contacts

Carolyn Jurkowitz
Director, Catholic Conference of Ohio

Convenes and staffs the Directors of Religious Education and Campus Ministry

Directors of Religious Education
Chair: Chris Hoag, Diocese of Cleveland

Campus Ministry Directors:
Chair: Richard Maume, Diocese of Toledo