Catholic Conference of Ohio
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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.

Education

State Budget & Catholic K-12 Schools

Recently Passed Budget Helpful to Children Attending Catholic Schools

Funding increases occurred in the EdChoice Expansion Program, Cleveland Scholarship Program, Administrative Cost Reimbursement and Auxiliary Services. Helpful changes also occurred in various program areas.

Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt Named Senior Director of Catholic Education for Diocese of Toledo

Begins August 1, 2017

Dr. Schmidt comes to the Toledo Diocese from his position as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia.

“I am so pleased that Vincent is coming to oversee Catholic Education in our Diocese,” Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of the Toledo Diocese said. “He has over 20 years of experience in Catholic education and is a proven results-oriented leader.”

Welcome Dr. Schmidt!

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Catholic Principals Encouraged to Invite their Elected Officials to Visit their School

  • Posted: Mar. 28, 2017
  • Categories: Education

Inviting legislators into Catholic schools provides an opportunity for elected officials to see -- firsthand – the many ways our schools serve students and their families and make a difference in local communities.  It is also an opportunity to share how state-funded programs benefit students. 

Many Catholic students participate in programs such as the EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion, Cleveland, Autism, and Jon Peterson Scholarship Programs.  Student services and resources are utilized through Auxiliary Services, while Administrative Cost Reimbursement funds are reinvested into the school for the betterment students.

Hosting a Legislative Visit (PDF)
Legislative Agenda 2017: Catholic Schools (PDF)

Catholic Conference of Ohio's Education Associate Testifies on Budget Bill

Larry Keough offers input on issues impacting Catholic Students and Schools

The Conference calls for increased support for the auxiliary services and administrative cost reimbursement programs, as well as scholarship programs.

In Ohio there are 376 Catholic schools enrolling more than 118,000 students. Catholic and other chartered nonpublic schools save the taxpayers of Ohio millions of dollars in educational costs that the state would pay if these students were attending public schools.

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State Scholarship Programs

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

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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: Mary Fiala, Diocese of Youngstown

Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Chair: Sean Reynolds, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Department Contacts

Theresa Bowser
Director, OCSAA

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

Chair: Joe Brettnacher, Diocese of Columbus

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: David McCutchen, Diocese of Toledo

Campus Ministry Directors:
Chair: Ellen O'Shaughnessy, The Downtowners Ecumenical Campus Ministry