A Message from OCCS


On April 20th, Gov. DeWine announced Ohio's coronavirus-related school-building closure order will extend through the end of the school year. This order includes all K-12 schools in the state. 

The Ohio Council of Community Schools has been working with all our sponsored schools to ensure that they follow the governors order to close school buildings to students but continue supporting instruction and provide meals for students.

OCCS employees will be working remotely with access to emails and voicemails.  Should you have questions or need assistance,  please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For information regarding at-home learning packets, meals to go, etc. please check with your child’s specific school.

Meal Programs

One of Ohio’s highest priorities during the ordered school-building closure period, which seeks to diminish the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is to ensure that students receive nutritious meals. This is fundamental to supporting the whole child. We recognize this will be challenging, but we are already heartened and encouraged by the way in which the education community and food service operations are stepping up to meet the needs of students. To achieve this goal, the Ohio Department of Education has developed this technical assistance document to help schools think through important child nutrition opportunities. This information will help ensure the most successful outcomes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture built a webpage compiling all available information about their nutrition programs.

New information about efforts to provide Whole-Child Nutrition has been added including a map of sites where students may obtain meals.

Find your school's website link HERE on our full list of current schools. 

Ohio Department of Health 

Please check the Ohio Department of Health’s website as well as coronavirus.ohio.gov for the latest updates. Follow ODH's Twitter page. 

Governor’s Stay Safe Ohio Order

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has updated the COVID-19 FAQ on their homepage. Please continue to check back at the Ohio Department of Education’s website. Follow ODE's Twitter page.

The Remote Learning Resource Guide is designed to be a one-stop shop to help schools, educators, students, parents and caregivers consider how to approach and apply a comprehensive remote learning plan.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine:

Governor Mike DeWine holds a daily press conference at 2:00 PM carried live at https://ohiochannel.org/. Follow Governor Dewine on his Twitter page. 

Auditor Yost Sunshine Law Updates:

Details can be found here: Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Law Manual (updates are on pages 107-109) & Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Law Appendix 

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