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2021 Excellence in Education Nominations

The State Support Team Region 3 (SST3), in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, is seeking to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of students with disabilities, peers who have built meaningful relationships with them, and outstanding educators who instruct and/or support their learning. Click on the category title below to complete a nomination form. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following categories (click the category title for more information):

  1. Outstanding Peer Achievement Award – recognizes, celebrates, and honors student peers who have established meaningful relationships and are exemplary role models for others.

  2. Outstanding Student Achievement Award – recognizes, celebrates, and honors students with disabilities and acknowledges their outstanding achievements, both academic and non-academic. (Nominees must be students – ages 3-21 and enrolled in a school program).

  3. Outstanding Educator Achievement Award – recognizes, celebrates, and honors educators (including administrators, general education teachers, intervention specialists, and related service staff) who have provided exemplary instruction and creative programming that promotes educational results for students with disabilities.

The deadline for submission of nominations is MARCH 19, 2021. Please submit the completed form and narrative to your district’s Pupil Services/Special Education Director.

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Welcome to the SST3 newsletter! Each month SST3 will share updates, educational topics that might be of interest to you, and upcoming professional development. We encourage you to review this information, share with others and explore our website for additional information. 
2020 PBIS Recognition Awards
State Support Team Region 3 would like to congratulate the 33 schools, representing six Cuyahoga County districts, that were awarded gold, silver, and bronze level recognition for their work in implementing PBIS. These school and district awards were presented virtually at the OLAC/PBIS Showcase on December 15, 2020. For a complete listing of the schools and their award levels, click here. To watch the video presentation of the PBIS Recognition Awards in SST3, click here.

Reset & Restart
SST3 has developed a Reset and Restart website of resources for Cuyahoga County. Continue to visit this site for updates.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has a dedicated web page for resources related to Reset and Restart.  On this page, a new resource is available describing how State Support Teams can assist districts and schools in their Reset and Restart efforts.  

Doe v. Ohio Department of Education Class Action
The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. Notice of Proposed Settlement.


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