Grass Roots Network Continues to Grow
On Tuesday, school superintendents and other educational leaders from local communities throughout Ohio met on the Statehouse steps in Columbus to express their deep concern over the state’s new graduation requirements. Through their show of unity, they sent a powerful message that they intend to follow through on their commitment to provide their citizens with a stronger voice in shaping education policy in our state. As tangible evidence their commitment, four more superintendents have joined the leadership team for the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network, a statewide grass roots network of more than 140 school districts dedicated to restoring local control of Ohio’s public schools. The four superintendents are Andrea Celico (Bedford City Schools), Anthony Calderone (LaBrae Local Schools), Mike Hebenthal (Centerburg Local Schools) and Jim Lloyd (Olmsted Falls City Schools). They will be working with local school and community leaders in Cuyahoga, Knox, Licking, Richland and Trumbull counties.