There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes. The legislation is drawing criticism from people who worry about unintended consequences of it.
Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.
"It’s an attempt on our side to give exposure to God and religious which seemingly has been completely exorcised from our schools," says Patmon.
Recently, six very dedicated students became only the second class to graduate from Clark County's Project Search program. The program's graduates are all developmentally disabled students who have successfully completed a school-to-work program.
The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities started Project Search to help high school students with developmental disabilities receive a combination of job training and independent living skills to help them transition from school into adult life.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is ready to announce the recommendations of a committee formed to evaluate school safety in the wake of last year's school shootings in Connecticut and in Chardon in northeast Ohio.
The task force includes educators and police and fire officials ordered to review ways to improve school safety plans.
The plans are schools' responses to a variety of emergencies, from active shooters to fires, accidents, severe weather or medical emergencies.
Cedarville University has hired a new president and reorganized its finances. The university has laid off 29 non-teaching employees to help deal with a $4 million budget reallocation and selected a replacement for Bill Brown, who retired after 1o years leading the school.
The university's board of trustees issued a mandate stating that $4 million of the school's $110 million operating budget needed to be reallocated in order to keep operations sustainable.