Catholic Conference of Ohio
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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. 

Resources

Legislative Report on Education Policy & Budgetary Report - Winter & Spring 2022

Legislative Report on Items in HB 110 (State Budget) Impacting Chartered Nonpublic Schools - Summer 2021

Fact Sheet on Catholic Schools in Ohio with Summary of Programs of Tax-Supported Assistance for Students, Families and Educators- 2021

Special Needs Children:

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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)

Ohio's 529 Plan

Benefits for Students in Grades K-12

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

This notice contains general information relating to recent changes in Federal law and Ohio law. For more specific information, parents (as well as grandparents and other benefactors) are encouraged to consult their financial advisor or tax preparer.

Ohio Plan (PDF)

Ohio House Passes Bill Protecting the Right of Religious Expression In Schools

Clarifies that students have the rights of religious conscience

 HB 428 (Ginter-LaTourette), the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2018,  would protect the right of students to engage in religious activities to the same extent secular activities are allowed in school and have the same access to school facilities.  The bill passed 62-20

Catholic Conference of Ohio Testimony

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.

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State Scholarship Programs

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

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Links

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Diocese of Cleveland

Diocese of Columbus

Diocese of Steubenville

Diocese of Toledo

Diocese of Youngstown


The Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Department Contacts

Tom Rhatican
Associate Director, Department on Education

Convenes and staffs the Superintendents of Catholic Schools 

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

 

Department Contacts

Theresa Bowser
Director, OCSAA

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

Chair: Frank O'Linn, Diocese of Cleveland

Department Contacts

Brian Hickey
Executive Director, Catholic Conference of Ohio

Convenes and staffs the Directors of Religious Education