Governor John Kasich visits Gallia County's Vinton Elementary School to Discuss the Third Grade Reading Guarantee on September 12, 2012. Joining the Governor are: Gallia County Local School District Superintendent Dr. Charla Evans, Vinton Elementary School Principal Leslie Henry, and other officials.
Recent legislation strengthened the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee to give greater emphasis to reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Through this initiative, school districts and community schools will diagnose reading deficiencies in students at grades kindergarten through three, create individualized Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans and provide intensive reading interventions. The new law also includes additional requirements for school districts and community schools.