A. When elected to the SBOE, Pat Bruns promised to ADVOCATE for our public schools, demanding adequate resources to provide high-quality learning environments for each child in every school
Pat Bruns collaborated with Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure a significant arts presence was included as part of a well-rounded education in the Ohio Every Student Succeeds Act Plan (ESSA). The plan includes federal title funding for our most vulnerable students.
In the 2017 biennial budget, she supported increased resources promoting community healthcare partnerships, school safety efforts, technology infrastructure, support for Ohio’s Career Connections Initiative, school psychologist training, early childhood and literacy education, and school improvement resources.
In June 2017, Pat voted to accept the hearing officer’s decision that ECOT owed ODE an estimated 60 million dollars in overpayments and another 20 million dollars in 2018, as part of ECOT’s annual review.
B. Pat Bruns continues to BELIEVE access to a high-quality education is the right of all students and a sacred trust the public must provide, no matter their socio-economic status.
Acting on that belief, Pat helped to develop the Each Child-Our Future Five Year Strategic Plan that has at it’s heart these precepts:
Equity for all students through meaningful community partnerships and quality schools that model a supportive, continuous improvement culture.
Four equal learning domains: Foundational skills and knowledge, well-rounded content, leadership and reasoning skills, and social-emotional skills
Attract and retain high-quality educators by fostering collaborative and professional learning, and leadership, environments. This will allow individuals to explore ideas, adopt best practices, and have time to meaningfully engage with both students and colleagues.
C. Pat Bruns promised to COLLABORATE with colleagues, constituents, and the legislature to address complex problems.
Pat helped to achieve collaborative results including
Extending the Class of 2018 Graduation options which were included in the 2017 Biennial Budget and extending these options, via an SBOE Resolution to the Ohio Legislature, through 2020.
Development of the Each Child-Our Future Strategic Plan that involved over 1,400 stakeholders.
Expressed opposition to House Bill 512, which would effectively remove the public’s voice in Ohio’s education system, through a May 2018 SBOE Resolution
Pat also collaborated on initiatives for reduction in state-mandated testing, review of ODE/SBOE graduation and report cards, early childhood education and literacy, support for children experiencing homelessness or in the foster care system, and expansion of Career-technology education and Community Learning Centers.
The A, B, C’s of how you can help
- Contribute financially and volunteer through the links below
- Host a house party , postcard-writing party, or join in a parade
- Show your neighbors who you support with a yard sign
- Make phone calls to friends, family, and colleagues to share our message
- Distribute literature in your neighborhood or at the polls
- Like/Follow Pat on social media and share posts with your friends (Twitter: @VotePatBruns, Facebook: Pat Bruns for State Board of Education)
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Terry Conway, Treasurer 4540 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205