It is not OK to ignore the Ohio Supreme Court’s rulings that state the current model is unconstitutional.
It is OK to use the state’s “rainy day fund” to help districts that will lose tax revenue due to the tornadoes. It is not OK to over tax citizens to pad that fund and not use it when needed.
It is OK to let psychometricians set the passing score for state tests. It is not OK to manipulate these numbers based on politics rather than student progress toward college and career readiness.
It is OK to challenge all schools to improve and hold them accountable when chronically failing.
It is not OK to systematically and deliberately dismantle public school districts with different rules and requirements, then funnel money away through “scholarships” like Ed. Choice.
Above all, it is OK to let parents do their jobs at home, let legislators do their jobs in office, and let educators do their jobs at school.
As a public school district, we promote, facilitate, encourage and model learning. In partnership with our parents and community members, we work every day to help our students become prepared, proud and poised, ready to be contributing citizens of the world.
Therefore, let’s simply allow school boards to govern, educators to teach and have trust in local control and each other.