DACC April Board Meeting On Thursday

14 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; DACC

The DACC April Board Meeting will be held on April 15 at 6:30 PM in the DACC Board Room. Click here to access the address and directions to DACC.

The Board of Education meets throughout the year to review the strategic direction of the Delaware Area Career Center and continuously look for areas of improvement. Information about current

Board Members and minutes of past meetings can be found on the Board of Education page. More…

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Olentangy Summer School Registration Underway

28 Mar , 2021  

Registration began March 1 for Olentangy’s 2021 Summer School Program, ideal for students 9-12 looking to accelerate their learning or catch up on credits.

Registration closes May 29.  The program will be held June 1 – July 6, 2021. Classes will be virtual. To register, visit the Registration and Forms section in your Parent Portal within PowerSchool ($210 per course).

Why should you enroll in Sumer School? More…


Life in Delaware County, Schools

Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.

Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.

Here are the numbers for Ohio and Delaware County: More…

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Schools, Westerville

Phlebotomy Lab Introduces High School Students To Real-World Skills

25 Mar , 2021  

The students in Westerville’s Principles of Biomedical Science classes have gotten a glimpse of what happens in a doctor’s office, from learning how to get a patient’s medical history to understanding the various routine exams that can be administered.

This week, they took a deeper dive into the unit through a new lab that involved handling a syringe for the first time.

Students in Autumn McCormick’s class at Westerville Central High School and Brooke Cochran’s class at Westerville North High School learned how to withdraw blood using the same medical equipment phlebotomists train on — a synthetic arm with veins that contain solution that simulates blood. More…


Poroda Named DACC Superintendent

20 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) Board of Education voted on Thursday evening to selected Jay Poroda as the school’s new Superintendent.

In an announcement on the school’s website and social media, Board President Ted Backus shared the following announcement: More…

Life in Delaware County, Schools

COVID-19 Updates: State And Local

19 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware and State of Ohio

Information released on Wednesday and Thursday provides an updated picture of the current state of the pandemic across the Buckeye State and here in Delaware County.


Governor DeWine announced that Ohio’s statewide case rate stands at 143.8 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. When Ohio reaches 50 cases per 100,000 people for two weeks, all health orders will be lifted. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Bill Allowing Ohio Schools More Time For Spring Tests Passes

18 Mar , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of learning upended by the pandemic, Ohio students would have extra time to take state-mandated tests under an emergency measure passed unanimously Wednesday by the Ohio House.

The GOP-controlled Senate approved some final changes to the school measure before sending it back to the House where it passed in a rare 92-to-0 vote days before the testing windows begin.

“I support any flexibility we can give to schools as we continue to address the pandemic’s impact on the students and families they serve,” Democratic Sen. Teresa Fedor said in a statement after the bill’s passage. More…

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OSU Plans For Reactivated Campuses in 2021-2022

7 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio State University announced this week that planning is underway for a reactivation of its campuses this fall to offer safe and robust in-person experiences significantly expanded from current restrictions.

Continuing to follow all appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of the community, and with the partnership and approval of local, state and federal health authorities, the university’s plans will include increasing:

  • In-person teaching, learning and student activities
  • Students in the residence halls
  • Staff working on campus
  • In-person campus services and events
  • Fans in attendance at Ohio State football games and other athletic competitions




ECOT Argues School Board’s Say Isn’t Final In Ohio Supreme Court Repayment Lawsuit

4 Mar , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Arguments about the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow have been going in multiple legal filings, and the latest debate is in the Ohio Supreme Court, who has been tasked with how to interpret the word “final.”

ECOT is fighting a decision by the Ohio Department of Education that said it owed about $80 million over two school years when it was found that enrollment numbers were inflated and the online school system was overfunded.

The Ohio Supreme Court listened to arguments Tuesday debating whether or not ECOT should be allowed to appeal the decision of the state DOE, in which they approved a report and recommendation which authorized the ODE to begin taking funding back from ECOT in order to recoup lost money. More…



Tickets Being Sold For Little Women: The Broadway Musical

3 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

UPDATED — March 4 — See below

Later this month, the Delaware Hayes Thespians are presenting a streaming, on demand production of Little Women: The Broadway Musical to a computer screen near you.

The original Broadway production opened in 2005 before opening on a large-scale US tour of 30 cities. The original cast included well-known actress Maureen Stapleton and, as the main character Jo March, actress Sutton Foster.

The musical closely follows the iconic book written by Louisa May Alcott. More…

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As School COVID Cases Decrease Statewide, Delaware County’s Do As Well

27 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio is seeing a marked reduction in the number of new infections of COVID-19 being reported by the state’s schools.

At the same time, even considering an apparent cluster taking place among students at Olentangy Local Schools, Delaware County numbers are falling as well.

The numbers shared on Thursday for infections across Ohio showed 847 new cases, which represents the smallest increase since October. This brings the total infection number for Ohio schools to 60,954.

The biggest weekly increase since the State of Ohio began sharing those numbers wsa recorded just a month and a half ago, on January 14. Then, some 6,535 students and staff had new caes of COVID-19. More…

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Schools, Sunbury

Take A Video Tour Of A Really Big Big Walnut

19 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This week, Big Walnut Local Schools shared a video which takes viewers on a trip through the inside of the new Big Walnut High School, under construction on land off of Kintner Avenue in Sunbury.

The building is adjacent to the new Prairie Run Elementary, which is now up and running. Both projects were made possible by voter approval of a bond issue in November 2017. At the time, the projected cost of the new high school facility was set at $87 million.

The new Big Walnut High School will occupy 325,000 square feet of space and will relieve overcrowding at the District’s current building. More…

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