What is the State Board of Education?

In a nutshell, the Ohio State Board of Education is a 19-member board that creates policy and makes recommendations for K-12 education in Ohio.  Eleven of the members are elected while eight are appointed by the Governor.  Pat is running in District 4 which is made up of Hamilton and Warren Counties.  Here are some more details on the Board of Education:

The Vision

The State Board of Education’s vision is for all Ohio students to graduate from the PK-12 education system with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to successfully continue their education and/or be workforce ready and successfully participate in the global economy as productive citizens. Ultimately, all students will graduate well prepared for success.

The Objectives

To graduate all students well prepared for success, the State Board will focus on the following objectives:

  1. Teaching 21st century knowledge and skills for real-world success;
  2. Effectively delivering support for a high quality education;
  3. Providing sufficient resources which are efficiently managed; and
  4. Developing a statewide outreach and communication strategy on board policy and the importance of education in the 21st century.

You can learn more about the Ohio State Board of Education by clicking here.