The virtual rally for public schools is postponed. We will announce a date and details when they are known.
In response to concerns about coronavirus, we are adjusting our plans for the Rally for Public Schools on March 18.
We will not be holding an in-person rally at the statehouse. Instead, we will be holding a “virtual rally” at 3:30 pm on March 18 to kick off two weeks of action in support of the students in our public schools.This tele-conference will display the breadth of our public schools coalition, update attendees on the voucher crisis in our school districts, and engage activists in concrete next steps to protect public education.We need to organize mass support for the vouchers policy changes in the House version of Senate Bill 89 before April 1st. If that deadline passes without legislative action, 1200 schools around the state will qualify for EdChoice vouchers and school districts will face budget shortfalls due to voucher deductions.
Partner organizations: Ohio Federation of Teachers, Ohio Education Association, Ohio School Boards Association, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, Ohio Association of School Business Officials, Ohio Association of Public School Employees – AFSCME, AFSCME – Council 8, League of Women Voters, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding