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Straight A Fund Governing Board to Meet

Release date: 1/24/2014

COLUMBUS –– The Straight A Fund Governing Board will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, in conference room B-001.

At the meeting, the board will discuss the time line for the second round of grants (Fiscal Year 2015), revision of the application and other supporting materials, the evaluation design and fiscal and program monitoring of the Fiscal Year 2014 awardees.

The $250 million Straight A Fund was created in the state budget signed last summer by Gov. John R. Kasich with $100 million awarded in Fiscal Year 2014 and up to $150 million to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2015.

The Straight A Fund Governing Board is comprised of nine members, including the state superintendent of public instruction, four members appointed by the governor, two members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and two members appointed by the president of the Senate.

Current members include: Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, who serves as chair of the Governing Board; State Superintendent Richard A. Ross; Representative Gerald Stebelton, Ohio House of Representatives; Representative Andrew Brenner, Ohio House of Representatives; Senator Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senate; Kristina Phillips-Schwartz, director of education initiatives at the Cincinnati Business Committee; and Superintendent John Scheu, Sidney City School District.

Information about the Straight A Fund can be viewed here.