About the State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is made up of 19 members - 11 who are elected and eight who are appointed by the governor. The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as non-voting ex officio members. The Superintendent of Public Instruction serves as secretary of the State Board of Education.

Our 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.

Preparing ​Students for the Challenges of the 21st Century

Our 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.

Our Members

Our Meetings

State Board of Education meetings generally occur on the second Monday and Tuesday of each month.

Ohio Sunshine Law requires that these meetings be open to the public, except executive session. Members of the public have opportunities to address the State Board during the Chapter 119 hearing and during the Public Participation portion of the agenda.

Board schedules, agendas, minutes are published regularly. Audio files from State Board meetings are posted within five business days. To view monthly Board Books, click here.

Last Modified: 11/21/2017 11:25:28 AM