The Department of Curriculum

Bridget M. Elias
Bridget Elias
Curriculum Director

330-722-8257 Ext: 1007

Buckeye Local Schools Department of Curriculum 

The Department of Curriculum is committed to providing students of the Buckeye School District with a well-rounded education that develops the whole child. The Department of Curriculum is responsible for directing and implementing curriculum and instructional policy for grades K-12. The department also oversees academic programs, professional development, district initiatives, curriculum revisions, and instructional materials.

Specifically, the department handles the following areas:

  • District Curriculum

  • Instructional Programs

  • Instructional Materials

  • Gifted Services

  • Certified HR/Staffing

  • BLEA Collaboration

  • Professional Development

  • Student Assessments

  • Federal Grants

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Instructional Technology

  • District Planning

  • Resident Educator Program



TITLE I - Information

Parent Participation in Title I
Notice of Right to Know Title I Teacher Qualifications


What is Title I?

Title I is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Originally, the idea of Title I was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students.

The purpose of Title I funding “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

The basic principles of Title I state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.


How does Buckeye use Title I Funds?

Title I funds are used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding supports tutors in Title I eligible schools in meeting the educational goals of qualifying students. Title I funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math.

The Title I Program is conducted during the regular school year for students in grades K-8. Beginning with the primary grades, service is directed to students meeting specific selection criteria. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress, which enables our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of the child.

The Title I Program focuses on reading and/or math intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of methods:

*Limited pullout, in which children are removed from their classrooms ( usually three days a week) for a limited period of time for intensive instruction.
*In-class, in which Title I children receive extra assistance in the same setting and time period as their regular class



Selection for participation in our Title I Program is based on the following criteria:

*Teacher Recommendation
*Parental Input
*Performance on Ohio State Tests
*Class and Grade Level Assessments



Every Title I teacher/tutor in the Buckeye Local School District is a certified/licensed teacher. Teachers participate in professional development activities throughout the school year designed according to state professional development standards.



Buckeye Local Schools seeks the active participation of all Title I students’ parents in:

*Improving their child’s academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with the Title I Teachers/Tutors
*Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom to assist children as they sharpen their reading and math skills.
*Parents are encouraged to participate in parent/teacher conference days
*Each year a Literacy Night is held to provide activities for students and their families in the area of reading and/or math and provide input into the Title I program
*An informational Title table is set up annually at Buckeye Day, which typically occurs in March
Yearly Parent-Teacher-Tutor Compact
Parent Involvement Board Policy


Please be our partners in the education of your child.

Additional Information:

Standards are guidelines set by the state that describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Local districts then develop an instructional plan (what, how, and why we teach) towards meeting these standards. Buckeye has a curriculum adoption cycle plan that enables each content area a time to review their instructional plans and resources and revise as needed.

The State of Ohio periodically adopts revised academic content standards across all contents. For the latest Ohio State Standards, see below:
View the Standards
Assessments have become an important part of our instructional programming, and data has become a key method through which we understand our students. Across the district, we use both standardized assessment data as well as ongoing classroom assessments to better understand what students know and what they still need to learn.

Required State Assessments


                              IMPORTANT LINKS


            Curriculum Frameworks and Pacing guides





                    BLSD Testing Calendar


                     Ohio State Tests