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State Board of Education to Meet May 13 and 14 at Ohio Department of Education

Release date: 5/9/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Board of Education will conduct its monthly meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. on May 13 and 14, at the Department of Education, 25 S. Front Street, Columbus.

The two-day meeting will be highlighted by a hearing on school safety as the board solicits feedback from policy makers and security experts to determine where advocacy efforts can be increased and policies can be updated. The school safety hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

At the hearing, board members will hear from invited guests Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General; Rick Baron, Executive Director, Ohio Homeland Security; Tom Charles, Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety; Kenneth R. Hinkle, Chief, Obetz Police Department and President, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police; Joseph Bergant II, Superintendent, Chardon Local Schools; Senator Frank LaRose, Ohio Senate; Angie Lee, Policy, Office of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich; and Rick Amweg, Executive Director, Office of P-20 Safety and Security, Ohio Department of Education/Ohio Board of Regents.

The Board meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday with committee meetings and feature a presentation on Career-Technical Education Report Cards.

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

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.