A Look at District 11

The question I get more than any other is: “Just where is State Board of Education District 11?”

Because teachers gotta teach, permit me. Most members of the State Board of Education are elected from eleven districts of about 700,000 registered voters each. Each district includes three of Ohio’s 33 Senate Districts. In the case of SBOE District 11, those are Senate Districts 21 (Williams), 23 (Skindell), and 25 (Yuko).

The district runs about 45 miles from southwestern Cuyahoga County to northern Lake County. It includes all or part of 39 municipalities.[1] The same area forms all or part of 26 school districts.[2] (See the footnotes for lists. Remember that those are “all or part”: many of the divisions on the borders are split between this district and others.)

The surest way to find out whether you’re in District 11 is to put your nine-digit ZIP code into the Ohio Senate lookup service located at http://ohiosenate.gov. If it says that you reside in Senate District 21, 23, or 25, you’ll be voting in this race in November 2016.

[1] The Cuyahoga County municipalities are Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Bratenahl, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Highland Hills, Lakewood, Linndale, Maple Heights, Middleburg Heights, Newburgh Heights, North Randall, Orange, Parma, Parma Heights, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, University Heights, and Woodmere. The Lake County municipalities are Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, Timberlake, Wickliffe, and Willowick.

[2] The Cuyahoga County school districts are Beachwood, Bedford, Berea, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Mayfield, North Royalton, Orange, Parma, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, and Warrensville Heights. The Lake County school districts are Fairport Harbor, Kirtland, Mentor, Painesville City, Riverside Local, Wickliffe, and Willoughby-Eastlake.

This post originally appeared on the website of my 2016 campaign for State Board of Education, http://bill4board.us.

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.