"Breakfast With A Purpose"

October 1, 2014

BASA Member Update 9-19-14

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Septembeer 19, 2014 BASA Member Update

If you cannot read this email click here to view a copy online
GED Changes from HB 487
Effective this past Wednesday, a major change on eligibility to take the GED exam became effective.

A superintendent’s approval and signature are no longer required for young people below the age of 19 to

sit for the exam. The submission form for GED testers ages 16 and 17 must include a copy of the current year

withdrawal form signed by the school administrator. Additionally, an Original Consent Form must be signed and

notarized from either the parent, guardian, or court official (copies of the guardianship or court documents must

be included).

Form submission for GED testers age 18 must include a copy of the current year withdrawal form signed by the

school administrator.

E-Rate Changes
The Federal Communications Commission made changes to E-rate, a program which connects schools and libraries

to broadband. The changes are effective beginning with the 2015-2016 funding year. Among the changes, the

commission is no longer requiring technology plans from schools. Therefore, the Ohio Department of Education will

no longer require technology plans to be submitted from E-rate recipients. A Complete set of updates from the FCC

is available here.

OPES Training 

BASA will offer a two-day training session for administrators in October. The training dates are October 20 and 21

at Holiday Inn, 7007 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085. This training will provide information on how to

implement the OPES model with many tips and forms to use during the process. At the end of the two-day session,

participants will be able to take the online credentialing test. You may register for this training through the Ohio

Department of Education STARS system. Register soon as the session closes quickly. If you have any questions

feel free to contact the BASA office.

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Two Exciting and Distinct BASA Professional Development Tours in June 2015!!
BASA and Education First are offering two collaborative educational professional development programs again this

year. We have many members who have attended these events in the past including, Kirk Hamilton, Jerry Klenke

and Kathy Lowery. They are simply fabulous and affordable opportunities to learn about education and culture in

foreign countries.
BASA also provides ONE PD Scholarship for one superintendent each year to the BASA Professional Development Tour

to China June 8 – 17, 2015. The scholarship information is also attached.

Trip 1 – BASA Professional Development Tour to China, June 8 – June 17, 2015.

This tour includes visiting local schools while also seeing China’s major cultural and historical sites. It includes the

famous cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. The cost includes all airfare to and from China as well the flights in China,

a full time tour director, sightseeing tours led by local guides, entrance fees to selected sites, overnight stays in hotels,

a comfortable motor coach and breakfast and dinner daily. The total cost per person is approximately $3,710 and

spouses are welcome.

Trip 2 – EF Professional Development Tour in conjunction with the EF Global Student Leaders Summit

in Davos, Switzerland, June 21 – 29, 2015.
This tour is in conjunction with the third annual EF Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland. You will

participate in many local cultural and historical activities as well as visit local schools and the Finnish National Board of

Education. The cost includes all airfare to and from Europe as well as the flights in Europe, a full time tour director,

sightseeing tours led by local guides, entrance fees to selected sites, overnight stays in hotels, cruises, trains or

ferries as specified and breakfast and dinner daily. The total cost per person is approximately $3,710.

Click Here

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