Superintendents from nearly 40 school districts, career centers and educational service centers
spanning 10-plus counties have formed a network to advocate for positive changes in public
education that they believe will make for better schools.
The Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network grew from concerns over a
loss of local control in public education. The group believes there are many areas within public
education where if local control was restored, it would improve education and benefit schools
The group believes that locally-controlled public education with governmental support is valued
over public education dominated by government regulations. School officials, board members,
teachers, students and parents should have the bulk share of the say about the direction of their
own school districts.
The first initiative of the network is to survey people about public education.
The goal of the survey is to find out the perception people have of their school districts, where
they believe decisions about public schools should be made and to measure the general
knowledge people have about public schools.