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State Board of Education to Meet Feb. 11 and 12 at Department of Education

Release date: 2/7/2013

Columbus, OH – The State Board of Education will conduct its monthly meeting Feb. 11 and 12, at the Department of Education, 25 S. Front Street, Columbus. Monday’s session begins at 9 a.m. with Tuesday’s session beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The location of the February board meeting has been changed. The Board voted in January to move the monthly meetings to the agency facility in downtown Columbus beginning in March when the new conference center was scheduled to be completed. Board leadership decided to change the location of the February meeting as the conference center project has been completed ahead of schedule.

Visitors planning to attend the meeting are required to present photo identification and should allow extra time to go through the building security process. Entry will be quicker for individuals who bring only small items. Backpacks, briefcases and bags are subject to inspection.

Agenda items include a discussion on social media, discussion of the superintendent search, a presentation on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, and a school attendance audit presentation by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

The full schedule, voting agenda and meeting materials can be found here.

The location of the Chapter 119 Rule Review Hearing has not been changed. It will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at the Ohio State School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, Columbus.

The State Board of Education has set education policy and directed the planning and evaluative functions of Ohio’s public schools, as well as appointed and evaluated the superintendent of public instruction, since 1956. The vision of the State Board is for all students to graduate well prepared for success. The State Board is made up of 19 members, including 11 elected and eight appointed members. The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as ex officio members.