The Ohio Department of Education released its report cards for public schools on Thursday, September 13. While Toledo Public Schools administrators and the Board of Education welcome transparency about the district's performance, they believe the State Report Card once again gives a woefully incomplete picture of public education in this and other urban districts across the state.
For example, the graduation rate for TPS graduates has climbed from 63.1 percent in 2010 to a projected 79.17 percent for 2018. (That figured will be confirmed this December). For more of the true story about how TPS is doing, please click on this link: Fall 2018 Report Card
Also, please refer to the Data Dashboard (found in the middle of the page at www.tps.org) which is continually updated with the district’s latest performance indices.
Attention: Parents and guardians of TPS student athletes.
We want you to have the chance to watch your student athlete excel on the playing field.
So, if your student is a cheerleader or band member, or an active member of his or her school's football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or wresting team, you are eligible for admission passes for all home and away games when it's two TPS teams playing.
You will need to show a photo ID to receive the passes. Any questions, please call the Board of Education at 419-671-0001 and ask for the Athletics Department.
Keeping students and staff members safe is the number one priority of Toledo Public Schools, so a number of safety summits are being
held in the month of September so parents, guardians and community members can learn about important safety-related initiatives.
A Safety Summit will be held in each of the district's six learning communities.
The initial presentation will be done by Diana Ruiz-Krause, the chief of the TPS Department of Public Safety, and other TPS administrators, and then there will be breakout sessions on such topics as A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate); bully prevention; strategies for keeping kids safe and school bus safety.
The sessions are being held at the six traditional high schools so parents and guardians can go to the meeting in their learning community;
however, parents and guardians are invited to attend whatever session works best for their schedules. All summits will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
As of August 1, Toledo Public Schools is a tobacco-free school district.
The Board of Education approved a resolution in February declaring the district tobacco-free. That means no staff member, student or volunteer is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours in any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the District or on school grounds, athletic facilities or parking lots.
The use of tobacco at any athletic event and/or after school activity will also be prohibited.
For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” includes any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form.
For the purpose of this policy, electronic cigarettes are considered “tobacco.”
Throughout the school year, information on how to quit smoking or using tobacco will be provided to staff, students, volunteers and parents.