When Reynoldsburg teachers issued their 10 day strike notice to the board of education, they did so saying,
As front line educators, we have listened to our students, our parents, and our community. We have heard the calls for class size caps. We have heard the calls for addressing our teacher turnover issue. We have brought these issues to the bargaining table time and time again, and each time Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning and the Board have refused to address these crucial concerns, instead continuing a divisive ideological crusade that now leaves us with no choice but to exercise our right to strike.
We thought we would take a look at the ratio of teachers to students in Reynoldsburg City Schools. What we discovered is shocking. Reynoldsburg has the worst ratio of all school districts in the state. We looked at the 2012-13 enrollment and teacher data from ODE
|District Name||Enrollment||# Full Time teachers||Teacher Student Ratio|
|Grandview Heights City||1055||91||11.6|
|Upper Arlington City||5625||407||13.8|
|Groveport Madison Local||5587||362||15.4|
|New Albany-Plain Local||4481||287||15.6|
|Canal Winchester Local||3518||205||17.2|
Where the Franklin county average is 15 students for every teacher, in Reynoldsburg that number exceeds 19!
This is a board and Superintendent that is out of touch and the sooner they realize that and start listening to their teachers the better. The Reynoldsburg community deserves better.