Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide nonprofit that was created to connect and unite advocates that support public school districts and the children and families they serve.
PEP is a nonpartisan group that was formed:
(a) To support publicly accountable Ohio schools for all students.
(b) To advocate for equitably funded public schools that offer a full and rich curriculum to all children.
(c) To connect various public education advocacy groups throughout the state and provide this coalition with the tools needed to effectively advocate for public education.
The Board of Public Education Partners respectfully requests that all Ohioans consider joining state, county, city, and school district leaders across the state in officially recognizing January 21-27, 2018 as PUBLIC EDUCATION WEEK.
Issuing proclamations provides an opportunity for all to shine a positive spotlight on the K-12 public education available for children and families in Ohio. Participants should then GO PUBLIC, and proclaim this celebration of public education with the traditional, as well as social, media!
For everyone’s convenience, the PEP Board has provided some suggested proclamation language found below.
The Public Education Partners Board of Directors
Barry Alcock – Groveport, Ohio
Anita Beck – Worthington, Ohio
Debbie Bernauer – Brecksville, Ohio
Marti Franks – Reminderville, Ohio
Dan Greenberg – Sylvania, Ohio
Lynn Keen Greenberg – Springboro, Ohio
Kevin Griffin – Dublin, Ohio
Russ Harris – Grove City, Ohio
Katie Hauer – Mason, Ohio
Jeanne Melvin – Columbus, Ohio
Eva O’Mara – Brecksville, Ohio
Bill Phillis – Columbus, Ohio
Jerry Rampelt – Columbus, Ohio
Maureen Reedy – Columbus, Ohio
Frances Strickland – Columbus, Ohio
Andy Wilson – Fairborn, Ohio
Donna Wilson – Fairborn, Ohio
GO PUBLIC, and share the following template with state, county, city, and school district leaders:
Public Education Week
WHEREAS, traditional public school districts in Ohio serve more than 1.8 million students and employ more than 245,000 Ohioans full time; and
WHEREAS, all children in Ohio should have access to the highest-quality education possible; and
WHEREAS, Ohio citizens recognize the important role that an effective education plays in preparing all students to be successful adults; and
WHEREAS, quality education is critically important to the economic vitality of the Buckeye State; and
WHEREAS, public education not only helps to diversify our economy, but also enhances the vibrancy of our community; and
WHEREAS, Ohio has many high-quality teaching professionals who are committed to educating our children; and
WHEREAS, public education is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective public schools;
THEREFORE, I (or WE), ______________, do hereby recognize January 21-27, 2018 as PUBLIC EDUCATION WEEK, and I call this observance to the attention of all Ohioans.