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. The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding (OCEASF) was organized to challenge the constitutionality of the Ohio school funding system and to secure high quality educational opportunities for all Ohio school children.
Public Education Partners and the Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding respectfully request that all Ohioans consider joining state, county, city, and school district leaders across the state in officially recognizing January 26 – February 1, 2020 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, PEP and OCEASF have provided some suggested proclamation language found below.
GO PUBLIC, and share the following template with state, county, city, township, 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; 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 school administrators, teaching professionals, and support staff 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 26 – February 1, 2020 as PUBLIC EDUCATION WEEK and call this observance to the attention of all Ohioans.
On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, all are welcome to attend the 3rd annual “CELEBRATE PUBLIC EDUCATION” event in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm!
It “takes a village” to create strong schools, and we know our PUBLIC SCHOOLS are our children’s second homes. Elementary, middle school, high school teachers and students have been invited to present their talents and receive the PEP award as the audience celebrates teams of teachers and students and their dedication to teaching and learning in Ohio’s Public Schools.
Please feel free to check out the highlights of last year’s “Celebrate Public Education” Ceremony – it was incredible!
“Celebrate Public Education” 2020 promises to be wonderful experience with talented, hard-working students and teachers sharing their music, drama, literature, poetry and videos “LIVE!” from all around our state of Ohio!