Governing Board

The Straight A Fund governing board will oversee the Straight A Fund to ensure the $250 million grant program promotes sustainable, innovative, local ideas and programs to help transform and modernize our education system.

The Governing Board consists of the 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.


  • Dr. Richard A. Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education
  • Representative Gerald Stebelton, Ohio House of Representatives
  • Representative Andy Brenner, Ohio House of Representatives
  • Senator Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senate
  • Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership
  • Kristina Phillips-Schwartz, Director of Education Initiatives at the Cincinnati Business Committee.
  • Superintendent John Scheu, Sidney City School District

The members met Jan. 31, 2014, to approve the application process for the Straight A Fund. 

Meeting Minutes


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