Office of the Superintendent

March 30, 2020

Dear Families,

In response to Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the school closure, Cincinnati Public Schools’ buildings will remain closed through at least May 1, 2020.

However, teaching and learning will continue. We have been working for weeks to ensure that students can continue their studies remotely. We also are prepared to serve students who do not have access to technology or internet at home.

Our meal distribution program will continue, as well as the services we offer to students with special learning needs. A limited number of our School-Based Health Centers will remain open, and you can find a list of those locations on our website at cps-k12.org.

To keep students engaged in learning, we will launch our Remote Learning Plan for all students, grades preschool to 12. Included will be digital lessons, hard-copy Enrichment Learning Packets, resources for parents, tips for structuring the school day, and more. We also are exploring opportunities to broadcast academic lessons through cable partners to ensure that content gets to as many students as possible. We will be releasing more information about our Remote Learning Plan later this week.

As we navigate these challenging times, I remain hopeful. Our school family – including teachers, staff and community volunteers – has truly stepped up for our city’s young people. So far, we have given out more than 50,000 meals and countless hygiene kits. Our teachers are instructing from their homes and are reaching out to students without online access. It is clear that our passion for empowering the next generation of world leaders has only grown stronger.

I also am grateful to you, our parents and guardians. I know this hasn’t been easy. But I am hopeful today because I know that we can get through this together.

The challenge of educating more than 37,000 students without classrooms is momentous. But, I am confident that learning in Cincinnati Public Schools will continue. We are #CPSUnited, and we will come through this stronger than ever before.

Please continue to visit our website at cps-k12.org for important updates. We will have much more information to share in the weeks to come.


Laura Mitchell, Superintendent

Education Center · P.O. Box 5381 · Cincinnati, OH 45201-5381 · 513-363-0050 · Fax: 513-363-0060 · cps-k12.org

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GED Test Voucher

How to Claim and Use a GED Voucher

Congratulations on making the decision to take the GED to complete your high school education! 

Cincinnati Public Schools is an authorized Career-Technical Planning District, which allows the district to issue to eligible test-takers vouchers worth up to $80 each toward the cost of the GED (General Educational Development) test.  (Total cost is $120 to take the GED 2014.) 

Follow these easy steps below to receive your voucher. The voucher is valid for 120 days from the date it is issued, so do not claim it too early. Be sure you’re ready to schedule your test before you get the voucher.


  1. Set up a SAFE account with the Ohio Department of Education.
  2. Set up an account with the GED Testing Service. This account is called “MyGED” and the Dashboard (home page) is where your voucher alert will show up.
  3. Follow and complete the prompts after setting up your “MyGED” account until you are asked if you are willing and able to participate in the voucher offer. To receive the voucher, you must answer “Yes.” 
  4. To claim your voucher, contact Cincinnati Public Schools (an authorized Career-Technical Planning District): Call or email Debbie Mullins, (513) 363-6100. For a list of other Authorized Career-Technical Planning Districts, follow the link in the Dashboard Alerts on MyGED, or visit Career-Technical Planning Districts (CTPDs) on the Ohio Department of Education Website.

Using your GED Voucher

The GED 2014 costs $120 (4 tests at $30 per test). Your voucher will be worth up to $80. You can use it all at once if you apply to take all four subject-area tests at the same time. The cost to you to take the full test with the voucher would be $40. 

If you schedule each test separately, you can use $20 from the voucher on each test. The cost to you to take each individual test would be $10. The maximum amount you will pay to take GED 2014 the first time with a voucher is $40.

The voucher is valid for 120 days from the date it is issued.

Cincinnati Public Schools GED® Voucher Contact Information:
Debbie Mullins
Adult Basic & Literacy Education
Queen City Vocational Center
425 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Phone: (513) 363-6100

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