CORAS once again to offer Zoom option for Meetings

Our CORAS Meeting format for 2021-2022 once again will provide you three options for participating in meetings; 1.) In person attendance at a group setting (Olde Dutch in Logan, Ohio University in Zanesville or the Ohio University Inn in Athens).

2.) Zoom at your local ESC office with a group of local superintendents

3.) Zoom individually from your office.  

Below please find our CORAS meeting dates and locations for your planning:  

September 15, 2021 Olde Dutch Restaurant Logan, Ohio October 20, 2021      Olde Dutch Restaurant Logan, Ohio January 12, 2022     Elementary Teacher Recognition OUZ Zanesville, Ohio March 16, 2022    Hicks in Residence Scholar Recognition, OU Inn Athens, Ohio April 20, 2022     Olde Dutch Restaurant Logan Ohio June 7, 2022       Eagle Sticks, Zanesville Ohio  


Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools

An Advocate For Ohio’s Rural Appalachian School Children For Over Two Decades

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The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools, in partnership with the Ohio University College of Education, is an organization composed of 136 school districts, institutions of higher learning and other educational agencies in the 35-county region of Ohio designated as Appalachia. School districts in neighboring counties, institutions of higher education and related organizations may become members of the Coalition. The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is under the governance structure of a Regional Council of Governments and is funded through membership dues and support from the Ohio University College of Education.


The Coalition’s Mission and Goals


The mission of the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is to advocate for and support the public schools of Appalachia Ohio in the continuous improvement of educational opportunities available to all the region’s children. This statement of mission acknowledges that the region’s public schools are an integral part of the public education system for Ohio and that the Coalition may support and join with similar efforts throughout the State to improve the educational opportunities for all children.


1. To seek equity in Ohio’s system of school funding and adequacy of educational opportunity for all of Ohio’s children.

2. To support the continuous development of educational leadership throughout the region’s public school systems.

3. To identify and analyze policy issues that impact the effectiveness, strength, and character of the public school system and to formulate and communicate position statements in response to these issues.

4. To sponsor and promote the use of research and to share successful practices for improving educational opportunities for all children in the CORAS region.