Welcome from OSSB Principal Danny Ransey

OSSB Principal Danny Ransey Hello, my name is Danny Ransey, and I am the new principal at Ohio State School for the Blind. I have served as an Assistant Principal for the last five years in Columbus City Schools. I have been in education for 15 years, teaching Math, Science, Reading and Social Studies to multiple grades.

I believe that all students have a right to a quality education. It is our job to provide students with the skills necessary to become productive citizens. I am excited to work alongside an excellent staff to build lifelong learners. I look forward to building positive relationships with students, families, and members in the community. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.

Let’s have a wonderful year!

Central Ohio Transition Bootcamp 2017-2018

Central Ohio’s Transition Boot Camp is workshop series for parents of transition-age youth. Attached you will find a flyer on this series. Our first workshop will be on September 18th on the topic of educational, vocational and other options. For more information, click the link to the flyer below.

Central Ohio Transition Bootcamp Flyer

Adapted Physical Education Workshop 2017

Educators interested in learning more about adapted physical education will want to attend a free hands-on workshop on Monday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Columbus at the Ohio State School for the Blind. During the session, all attendees will teach to other participants a lesson plan he or she developed, followed by group discussion. Active engagement is essential for the workshop. Each participant will be expected to submit a lesson plan in advance for inclusion in a workbook that will be available to all attendees who submit plans.

To participate, register by Monday, September 25 in STARS using your SAFE account. Be sure to include a current email address in the registration so that you will receive a lesson plan form. Registration is limited to 50 participants. The event sponsor, the Ohio State School for the Blind, will host the event at the school at 5220 N. High St., Columbus 43214.

For questions about SAFE accounts, see the SAFE sign-up help document here; or contact the SAFE help desk at safe.admin@education.ohio.gov or (877) 644-6338, option 3. Direct other inquires to Lisa Lyle Henry

OSSB STEP Program Application

OSSB STEP Program 2017-18 PictureThe Ohio State School for the Blind is excited to announce the job readiness program, STEP, for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. We have developed a year-long comprehensive job skills training and Expanded Core Curriculum program for students with visual impairments who have decided to defer their diploma. Job readiness is taught in the community at various internships selected based on the students’ interest and skill set. The students continue their skill development by living in dorms on campus during the week. We are looking for students who are motivated and want to be competitively employed upon completion of this program. Please click on the link for additional information and contact information.
OSSB STEP Program Application



OSSB Podcast

Vocational students at the Ohio State School for the Blind have been hard at work creating a monthly podcast that is helping them learn skills such as interviewing, recording, editing and creating a final audio product. We invite you to check out our page for new and archived podcasts as new topics are covered each month. Listen to the podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/user-997236276

OSSB in CEC DVI Quarterly

Check out OSSB in CEC DVI Quarterly on pg. 38:Summer in Columbus at The Ohio State School for the Blind

Requests for Quotes/Bids

The Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) is currently seeking quotes or bids for the following contracts:

OSB180001 – O&M Sidewalk Access and Programming Project

OSB180002 – Track Shelter/Outdoor Learning Center Phase II Electrical Addition

OSB180003 – Entrance Walkway and Excavation (May be submitted in conjunction with a quote with OSB180001)

OSSB180004 – Kitchen Equipment Replacement Project