It’s April, which, in northeastern Ohio at least, means the NFL draft. Even as we watch for the new leadership team’s plans for the woebegone Browns, a selection of more consequence for Ohio’s kids is going on: the choice of a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. On Thursday, just hours before the pro football franchises start their work in Chicago, Ohio’s State Board of Education will meet to consider adding as many as five applicants to the five selected by their search firm.
Last week I published information about the Board’s superintendent search. There has already been movement: one of the first five has accepted a position elsewhere. Taking her place on the list developed by the Board’s search firm is Paolo DeMaria. His information runs from pages 16-37 in the second of two briefing books made available to the Board and the public.
The Plain Dealer‘s Patrick O’Donnell is providing a series of articles about the candidates identified so far:
- Shonda Hardman
- Thomas Lasley
- Robert Sommers
- Tina Thomas-Manning
- Paolo DeMaria (As soon as an article on this late addition is available, I’ll provide a link in the online version of this article.)
So, if you have any attention left over from the Browns search, you might watch another search going on a bit to the south!
This post originally appeared on the website of my 2016 campaign for State Board of Education, http://bill4board.us.