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Share your Support of SB 216 – Deregulation of Public Schools

Posted on: November 30, 2017
Dear Milford Parents/Guardians:
 
Across the country, there has been a movement to regulate educational institutions and increase accountability measures by passing legislation. While some regulations help to improve school districts, there are many that restrict local control, create unfunded mandates, and increase unnecessary state assessments for students.
 
In October, Senator Huffman introduced Senate Bill 216 which begins to reduce some of these requirements for school districts. Senator Huffman actively engaged local educators to determine areas to allow local districts more control and to reduce unnecessary state regulations. As educators, we support these changes and want to see this bill to be voted on by the Ohio Senate, so it can move to the Ohio House of Representatives for approval.
 
As a school district, we understand the need for accountability measures to make sure our students are making progress. Senate Bill 216 allows for more time to be focused on what matters most - more instructional time for our students. We believe this is a great start to a broader conversation to determine how to best meet the needs of all students across Ohio. We will continue to advocate for our students and public education in Ohio.
 
At this point, we need your help to support the passage of this important bill. We have included a sample email for you to use if you wish to contact local elected officials.
 
We appreciate your continued support,
 
Nancy C. House
Superintendent
Milford Exempted Village School District 
 
Below is a sample email to your local legislators - feel free to copy and paste:
 
TO:  
CC:  
Sample subject line: Support for SB 216
 
Sample Email body:
 
Dear [INSERT NAME],
 
As a parent in the XXXX School District, I’m emailing to make you aware of my support for Senate Bill 216. This legislation eliminates a number of unnecessary requirements for students and school districts. Senate Bill 216 is an important first step in allowing more decisions to be made at the local level. I support Senate Bill 216 and want to see this bill voted on by the Ohio Senate.
 
We believe in the ability of the high-quality educators in the XXXXX School District to prepare our students for their future. We support their efforts along with our local board of education and district leaders. 
 
Sincerely,
[INSERT YOUR NAME]
[INSERT YOUR ADDRESS]
 
Contact information:
Representative John Becker District 65
 
Senator Joe Uecker District 14