- I am honestly not sure how any school district is in financial hardship at the moment, given the Covid-relief largesse sluicing in, but it appears that Mansfield City Schools is in such a state and its elected board duly finalized a cost-saving plan last week intended to get the district out of that state.
. “Honestly, I wish the district would have done some things a little bit differently,” he opined. “We didn't RIF anybody in the central office. If we need fewer teachers, we need fewer people at central office. There was no secretaries, no positions down there that could have been cut?” Some interesting math there, methinks. (Richland Source, 4/23/21)
- Speaking of union flacks, the president of the Ohio Education Association has concerns about the state budget bill which passed the House of Representatives last week. Specifically,
because, he says, of the “many barriers to making this proposal a reality.” He lists a few of those “barriers”, but they don’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Wonder what the real objections might be? (Ohio Capital Journal, 4/26/21)
- On a related note, Lt. Governor Jon Husted is touting a new initiative called . Hmmm…. All that sounds kinda familiar, doesn’t it? Anywho, the pilot will only accommodate 100 kids in tech internships at first, but I can only imagine that there are tons of potential placements in businesses across the state. It sure seems like that student pipeline could grow…if kids were learning computer science stuff. (Dayton Daily News, 4/25/21)
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