Four years ago, Ohio’s public school superintendents launched an initiative to increase their ability to help shape education policy in our state. Currently, the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network includes superintendents from more than 100 school districts. Last evening, four of them took a major step in turning their initiative into a community-based grassroots movement. During a two-hour dinner meeting, the superintendents and civic leaders from the Austintown, LaBrae, Boardman and Columbiana school districts began what will be an on-going conversation about ways in which they can provide the citizens in their communities with an opportunity to discuss educational issues and concerns impacting their schools. During this coming year, citizens from other Ohio school districts will be joining them in this important discussion.