The communication infrastructure for our campaign continues to grow.

From the campaign’s beginning, we have been working to develop a list of supporters, and that continues to be a major focus of the campaign. As they’ve signed up, many of our supporters have asked what they can do; and at this point, the #1 thing you can do is to ask friends to send their email addresses to the campaign. I’ve opened a new email address for the campaign:

Perhaps you’re noticing that a main theme of the campaign is communication: not just campaign communication (although that’s certainly important), but information exchange. The teacher in me can’t miss an opportunity to inform, so along with communications about the campaign I’ll be writing about the State Board of Education and about education itself.

We’ve had a Facebook page for a few weeks, so please encourage friends to like I’ll be tweeting as @StgCoach49, using the hashtag #bill4board. We’ve secured the domain name, and the website is in development.

I’ll be heading to the State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, the first under interim Superintendent Lonnie Rivera. I’m particularly interested in hearing whether members react to the announcement that since 2010, Ohio’s public schools have fallen from 5th to 23rd place among the nation’s schools in Education Week‘s annual “Quality Counts” study. I have my own thoughts, but first I want to hear theirs.

This post originally appeared on the website of my 2016 campaign for State Board of Education,

Author: StgCoach

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