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Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilites 2014 Action Plan Draft

The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilites will present its draft of the 2014 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. The hearing will take place at the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilites, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor.

The board welcomes families, persons served and community members to give input on the 2014 Action Plan. To request a copy of the draft plan please call 419-898-0400 ext. 3114.

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Benton-Carroll-Salem School Honored by State

The staff and students at R.C. Waters Elementary School in Oak Harbor, serving students in grades K—3 in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, have earned the award of being named a “High Progress School of Honor” by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).  R.C. Waters Elementary School was the only school in Ottawa County to earn this award!

ODE recognized more than three dozen Ohio schools for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.   According to the department, "High Progress Schools of Honor" score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years. They also are in the top 10 percent for gains in graduation rate during the past five years. The department also considers Adequate Yearly Progress, Value-Added measures of student growth and Local Report Card ratings when determining award selection.

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