Opposition to voucher expansion has doubled to more than 170

Only a month has passed since we last published the long list of local communities opposing the statewide expansion of vouchers contained in the Governor's budget. But in that short period of time, the number of school districts passing a resolution in opposition has now passed 170.

Here's the list.

Adena local Lorain County ESC
Allen East Local Lordstown Local
Anthony Wayne Local Loudonville-Perrysville
Antwerp Local Louisville City
Athens City Lynchburg-Clay Local
Austintown Local Madeira City
Barnesville EV Mahoning County C&TC
Bath Local Manchester Local
Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Marietta City
Belmont-Harrison Vocational Mathews Local
Belpre City Miami County ESC
Berea City Miamisburg City
Big Walnut Local Millecreek West Unity
Bloom-Carroll Local Milton-Union Local
Bloomfield-Mespo Local Minford Local
Bluffton EV Monroeville Local
Boardman Local Morgan Local
Bridgeport Muskingum Valley ESC
Bristol Local National Trail Local
Brown Local Nelsonville-York City
Brown County ESC New Lexington City
Buckeye Local (Jefferson) New Richmond
Caldwell EV New Riegel
Campbell City Newcomerstown EV
Chagrin Falls EV Newbury Local
Chillicothe City Noble Local
Chippewa Local North Olmsted
Circleville City Northern Local
Clay Local Northmont City
Clinton-Massie Local Northwest Local (Scioto
Clyde Green Springs Northwestern Local
Columbiana County ESC Northwood Local
Columbiana EV Oak Hill Union Local
Coshocton City Oak Hills Local
Coshocton County JVS Oakwood City
Coventry Oberlin Local
Crestline EV Ohio Valley ESC
Crestview Local Old Fort Local
Crooksville EV Ottawa-Glandorf
Cuyahoga Falls Parma City
Cuyahoga Heights Put-in-Bay Local
Dublin City Revere Local
East Guernsey Local Ridgedale Local
East Liverpool City Ripley Union Lewis Huntington
Eastern Local (Meigs) River View Local
Eastern Local (Pike) Ross Local
Fairbanks Ross-Pike ESC
Fairborn City St. Clairsville-Richland City
Fairfield Union St. Marys City
Fayetteville-Perry Local Sandusky City
Federal Hocking Local Sheffield-Sheffield Lake
Felicity-Franklin Local Shelby City
Findlay City South Central Ohio ESC
Firelands Local South Range Local
Fort Frye Southeast Local (Portage)
Fort Loramie Local Southern Local
Franklin Local Southern Ohio ESC
Galion City Southington Local (Lucas)
Gallipolis City Springfield Local (Summit)
Garaway Local Southwest Local
Geneva Area City Springfield Local
Genoa Area Local Springfield City
Goshen Local Streetsboro City
Graham Sylvania Local
Grand Valley Local Trimble Local
Granville EV Trumbull Career & Tech
Green Local (Franklin Furnace) Tuscarawas Vlley Local
Greenfield EV Tuslaw Local
Hardin-Houston Local Union Local
Huber Heights City Urbana City
Huntington Local Vanlue Local
Indian Creek Local Vantage Career Center
Indian Valley Local Van Wert City
Jackson City Vinton County Local
James A. Garfield Local Warren City
Jennings Local Warren Local
Kalida Local Washington Local
Kenston Local Washington-Nile
Keystone Local Waverly
LaBrae Local Wayne County Career Center
Lancaster City Wayne Local
Leetonia EV Wellston City
Liberty Local West Muskingum
Licking County ESC Wheelersburg
Lincolnview Local Williamsburg Local
Lisbon EV Yellow Springs EV
Logan-Hocking Local Zane Trace Local
Zanesville City

November 2012 School Levy Results

It was a good night for a lot of school levies. Requests for new money were passed at rates 10% higher than last November's levies efforts, and renewals held steady at their normal 85% rate.

The biggest news, perhaps, was the passage of the Cleveland school levy 57-43. It's been a long time since Cleveland has produced such strong support for their schools, and that support now needs to be rewarded with a plan that delivers a quality education.

New renewal Failed Passed Pass %
New 76 45 32.2%
Renewal 10 60 85.7%
Over all 87 105 54.7%

Here's the full list of results.

County District Result N/R For Against
Allen Apollo Career Center Failed New 46.0% 54.0%
Allen Elida Local Failed Renewal 40.0% 60.0%
Allen Lima City Passed New 55.0% 45.0%
Allen Shawnee Local Passed Renewal 62.0% 38.0%
Allen Spencerville Local Passed Renewal 57.7% 42.3%
Ashland Ashland City Passed New 56.1% 43.9%
Ashland Hillsdale Local Failed New 42.7% 57.3%
Ashland West Holmes JVS Passed Renewal 59.6% 40.4%
Ashland West Holmes JVS Passed Renewal 58.5% 41.5%
Ashtabula Ashtabula Area City Failed New 42.7% 57.3%
Ashtabula Grand Valley Local Failed New 43.2% 56.8%
Ashtabula Jefferson Area Local Failed Renewal 49.5% 50.5%
Ashtabula Jefferson Area Local Failed Renewal 46.2% 53.9%
Athens Athens City Passed Renewal 65.3% 34.7%
Athens Trimble Local Failed New 46.9% 53.1%
Belmont Bellaire Local Failed New 42.7% 57.3%
Brown Western Brown Local Failed New 43.0% 57.0%
Butler Monroe Local Passed New 54.7% 45.3%
Carroll Brown Local Failed New 48.5% 51.5%
Champaign Urbana City Failed New 42.0% 58.0%
Clark Clark-Shawnee Local Passed Renewal 56.3% 43.7%
Clark Greenon Local Failed New 44.9% 55.2%
Clark Northeastern Local Failed New 40.0% 60.1%
Clark Tecumseh Local Failed New 43.8% 56.2%
Clermont Batavia Local Passed New 50.4% 49.6%
Clermont Milford EV Failed New 49.3% 50.7%
Clermont West Clermont Local Failed New 39.7% 60.3%
Clinton Blanchester Local Passed Renewal 69.6% 30.4%
Clinton East Clinton Local Failed 38.3% 61.7%
Coshocton Coshocton City Passed Renewal 61.7% 38.3%
Crawford Galion City Failed New 32.4% 67.6%
Cuyahoga Bay Village City Passed New 60.4% 39.6%
Cuyahoga Brooklyn City Passed Renewal 61.2% 38.9%
Cuyahoga Cleveland Municipal Passed New 56.6% 43.5%
Cuyahoga Euclid City Passed New 50.1% 50.0%
Cuyahoga Fairview Park City Passed Renewal 65.6% 34.5%
Cuyahoga Maple Heights City Passed Renewal 59.8% 40.2%
Cuyahoga North Roylaton City Failed New 47.2% 52.8%
Cuyahoga Richmond Heights Passed New 51.3% 48.7%
Cuyahoga Rocky River City Passed New 55.0% 45.0%
Cuyahoga South Euclid-Lyndhurst Passed New 53.8% 46.2%
Cuyahoga Strongsville City Passed New 50.0% 50.0%
Erie Edison Local Failed New 44.7% 55.3%
Erie Sandusky City Passed New 57.2% 42.8%
Fairfield Walnut Township Local Failed New 37.9% 62.1%
Franklin Dublin City Passed New 54.4% 45.6%
Franklin New Albany-Plain Local Passed New 50.2% 49.8%
Franklin Upper Arlington City Failed New 45.1% 54.9%
Franklin Worthington City Passed New 62.3% 37.7%
Franklin Worthington City Passed New 53.4% 46.6%
Geauga Cardinal Local Passed Renewal 57.8% 42.3%
Geauga Chardon Local Failed New 48.3% 51.7%
Geauga Ledgemont Local Passed New 50.1% 49.9%
Geauga Newbury Local Failed New 43.4% 56.6%
Geauga West Geauga Local Passed New 50.3% 49.8%
Greene Beavercreek City Failed New 49.7% 50.3%
Greene Cedar Cliff Local Passed New 61.8% 38.2%
Greene Fairborn City Failed New 45.7% 54.3%
Greene Xenia Community City Failed New 34.4% 65.6%
Greene Yellow Springs EV Passed New 67.1% 32.9%
Guernsey Cambridge City Passed Renewal 62.1% 37.9%
Hamilton Cincinnati City Passed Renewal 67.2% 32.9%
Hamilton Finneytown Local Passed New 56.0% 44.1%
Hamilton Mt Healthy City Failed New 45.7% 54.3%
Hamilton Northwest Local Failed New 45.5% 54.5%
Hamilton Reading Community Passed Renewal 71.4% 28.7%
Harrison Conotton Valley Union Failed New 43.1% 56.9%
Henry Napoleon Area City Failed New 44.6% 55.4%
Holmes West Holmes Local Passed Renewal 60.2% 39.8%
Huron Monroeville Local Passed New 53.4% 46.6%
Huron Norwalk City Failed New 45.3% 54.7%
Huron Williard City Failed Renewal 42.3% 57.7%
Jefferson Buckeye Local Failed New 38.0% 62.0%
Jefferson Edison Local Failed New 44.5% 55.5%
Jefferson Indian Creek Local Failed New 46.3% 53.7%
Jefferson Jefferson County JVSD Failed New 49.6% 50.4%
Knox Centerburg Local Passed Renewal 62.2% 37.8%
Knox East Knox Local Failed New 39.8% 60.2%
Knox Mount Vernon City Failed New 48.9% 51.1%
Lake Kirtland City Passed New 50.1% 49.9%
Lake Painesville City Passed New 50.3% 49.7%
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake Passed Renewal 59.8% 40.2%
Licking Johnstown-Monroe Passed Renewal 53.1% 46.9%
Licking Licking Heights Local Failed New 37.9% 62.1%
Licking North Fork Local Failed Renewal 42.2% 57.8%
Logan Indian Lake Local Failed New 37.7% 62.3%
Logan West Liberty-Salem Passed New 53.1% 46.9%
Lorain Amherst EV Passed New 52.1% 47.9%
Lorain Avon Lake City Failed New 47.2% 52.9%
Lorain Avon Local Passed New 59.9% 40.1%
Lorain Clearview Local Passed New 52.2% 47.8%
Lorain Columbia Local Passed Renewal 54.6% 45.4%
Lorain Columbia Local Passed Renewal 55.0% 45.0%
Lorain Elyria City Failed New 46.6% 53.4%
Lorain Lorain City Passed New 54.2% 45.8%
Lorain Lorain County JVSD Passed Renewal 60.1% 40.0%
Lorain Midview Local Failed New 38.7% 61.4%
Lorain North Ridgeville City Passed New 56.6% 43.4%
Lorain Oberlin City Passed Renewal 67.4% 32.6%
Lorain Oberlin City Passed Renewal 69.2% 30.9%
Lorain Wellington Exempted Passed New 59.1% 40.9%
Lucas Anthony Wayne Local Passed Renewal 61.7% 38.3%
Lucas Ottawa Hills Local Passed New 65.7% 34.3%
Lucas Toledo City Failed New 47.6% 52.5%
Madison Madison-Plains Local Failed New 45.8% 54.2%
Mahoning Boardman Local Passed New 53.3% 46.7%
Mahoning Jackson-Milton Local Failed New 32.8% 67.2%
Mahoning Jackson-Milton Local Failed Renewal 49.4% 50.6%
Mahoning Poland Local Passed New 55.0% 45.0%
Mahoning South Range Local Passed Renewal 57.6% 42.4%
Mahoning Springfield Local Failed New 47.7% 52.3%
Mahoning Youngstown City Passed Renewal 60.2% 39.8%
Marion River Valley Local Passed Renewal 54.5% 45.5%
Marion Tri-Rivers JVSD Failed New 41.4% 58.6%
Medina Black River Local Failed New 37.6% 62.4%
Medina Black River Local Failed New 35.9% 64.1%
Medina Cloverleaf Local Failed New 46.7% 53.3%
Medina Medina City Failed New 47.8% 52.2%
Mercer Celina City Failed New 32.5% 67.6%
Miami Miami East Local Passed Renewal 52.7% 47.3%
Miami Milton-Union EV Failed Renewal 49.9% 50.1%
Miami Newton Local Passed Renewal 54.0% 46.0%
Monroe Switzerland of Ohio Failed New 38.8% 61.2%
Montgomery Centerville City Failed New 49.5% 50.5%
Montgomery Huber Heights City Failed New 38.3% 61.7%
Montgomery Jefferson Township Failed New 48.7% 51.3%
Montgomery Miamisburg City Passed Renewal 57.2% 42.8%
Montgomery New Lebanon Local Passed Renewal 57.7% 42.3%
Montgomery New Lebanon Local Passed Renewal 59.2% 40.8%
Montgomery Valley View Local Failed New 46.9% 53.1%
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler City Failed New 45.5% 54.5%
Montgomery West Carrollton City Failed New 48.4% 51.6%
Morrow Cardington-Lincoln Failed New 34.7% 65.4%
Muskingum West Muskingum Local Failed New 44.9% 55.1%
Ottawa Port Clinton City Passed Renewal 55.8% 44.2%
Perry New Lexington City Passed Renewal 55.5% 44.5%
Portage Aurora City Passed New 51.2% 48.8%
Portage Crestwood Local Passed New 53.9% 46.1%
Portage Field Local Failed New 47.6% 52.4%
Portage Rootstown Local Passed Renewal 59.7% 40.3%
Portage Waterloo Local Failed New 43.0% 57.0%
Preble Tri-County North Local Passed Renewal 66.0% 34.0%
Putnam Ottawa-Glandorf Local Passed Renewal 65.1% 34.9%
Putnam Pandora-Gilboa Local Passed Renewal 58.8% 41.2%
Richland Mansfield City Failed Renewal 48.6% 51.4%
Richland Shelby City Failed New 32.8% 67.2%
Ross Zane Trace Local Passed Renewal 57.2% 42.8%
Sandusky Bellevue City Passed Renewal 52.6% 47.4%
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs Passed Renewal 54.5% 45.6%
Sandusky Fremont City Passed Renewal 56.4% 43.6%
Sandusky Woodmore Local Passed Renewal 57.3% 42.7%
Scioto Green Local Passed New 51.8% 48.2%
Seneca Bettsville Local Failed Renewal 49.6% 50.4%
Seneca Mohawk Local Failed New 38.8% 61.2%
Seneca Tiffin City Passed Renewal 62.0% 38.0%
Shelby Fairlawn Local Failed Renewal 48.8% 51.2%
Stark Canton Local Failed New 48.3% 51.7%
Stark Louisville City Failed New 48.9% 51.1%
Stark Marlington Local Failed New 39.5% 60.5%
Stark Marlington Local Passed Renewal 59.4% 40.6%
Stark Massillon City Passed New 50.1% 49.9%
Stark Minerva Local Passed Renewal 53.6% 46.4%
Stark Tuslaw Local Passed Renewal 62.3% 37.7%
Summit Akron City Passed New 59.5% 40.5%
Summit Barberton City Failed New 45.4% 54.6%
Summit Coventry Local Passed Renewal 60.5% 39.5%
Summit Hudson City Passed Renewal 65.7% 34.4%
Summit Nordonia Hills City Failed New 40.1% 60.0%
Summit Norton City Passed New 53.4% 46.6%
Summit Stow-Munroe Falls City Passed Renewal 57.6% 42.4%
Summit Tallmadge City Failed New 38.8% 61.3%
Summit Twinsburg City Passed New 53.9% 46.1%
Summit Woodridge Local Passed New 55.5% 44.6%
Trumbull Brookfield Local Failed New 39.4% 60.6%
Trumbull Champion Local Failed New 48.6% 51.4%
Trumbull Howland Local Passed Renewal 60.2% 39.9%
Trumbull Joseph Badger Local Passed Renewal 51.9% 48.2%
Trumbull Mathews Local Passed New 50.2% 49.8%
Tuscarawas Buckeye JVSD Passed New 54.5% 45.5%
Tuscarawas Dover City Passed Renewal 55.8% 44.2%
Tuscarawas Dover City Passed Renewal 53.8% 46.2%
Tuscarawas New Philadelphia City Passed Renewal 64.6% 35.4%
Tuscarawas Strasburg-Franklin Passed Renewal 59.6% 40.4%
Tuscarawas Tuscarawas Valley Passed Renewal 61.9% 38.1%
Union Marysville EV Failed New 41.7% 58.3%
Van Wert Vantage Career Center Passed Renewal 67.4% 32.6%
Warren Carlisle Local Failed New 49.0% 51.0%
Washington Warren Local Failed New 38.7% 61.3%
Wayne Orrville City Failed New 38.1% 61.9%
Wayne Triway Local Passed Renewal 59.5% 40.5%
Wood Bowling Green City Failed New 47.7% 52.3%
Wood Perrysburg EV Passed New 51.3% 48.8%

Union members spotlight - day 1

When we predicted that the biggest fight over SB5 was still ahead, little did we think that almost 1 in 3 general assembly districts being contested would have candidates with union memberships, including 14 teachers. With just a week to go before the 2012 primary election on March 6th, we thought we would highlight a group of those individuals each day of the week.

It should be noted that the districts listed below are new as a consequence of the legislative redistricting process that happened last year.

House District 7 - Matt Patten (D)
House District 7 - Matt Patten
Matt Patten represented the former 18th District from 2009 to 2011, and is affiliated with Laborers. You can learn more about Matt, here. He is in an uncontested primary and will face current state Rep Mike Dovilla in November. Rep. Dovilla voted for both SB5 and the budget HB153 which contained SB5 like provisions while simultaneously cutting billions from education funding.

House District 16 - Todd Laveck (D)
House District 16 - Todd Laveck
Todd Laveck is an OFT member, and Cleveland school teacher. He is running in a contested primary, and has garnered the following endorsements: Ohio Education Association, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Northern Ohio Fire Fighters Association, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, Teamsters Local 407, Cleveland Teachers Union Local 279, Cleveland Custodians Union Local 777, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Fairview Park Mayor Eileen Patton, State Senator Michael Skindell, State Representative Nickie Antonio, State Representative Mike Foley, State Representative Kenny Yuko, Former State Representative Jennifier Brady, Fairview Park Democratic Club, Former North Olmsted Mayor Thomas O'Grady.

You can find out more about Todd, here. If he is successful in winning the March 6th primary, he will face incumbent Nan Baker who also voted against the middle class and schools, voting for SB5 and HB153.

House District 20 - Marco Miller (D)
House District 20 - Marco Miller
Marco Miller is a retired member of IAFF (firefighters) having served 25 years in the Columbus Division of Fire. You can find out more about Marco, here. He too is running in a contested primary. Marco is running in a contest primary to replace incumbent Nancy Garland.

He has the following list of endorsements: Franklin County Democratic Party, Greater Columbus/Franklin County United Auto Workers- CAP Council, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA), Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), Plumbers and Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio, Immigrant Citizens of Ohio PAC, Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks, Franklin County Commission John O’Grady, Franklin County Clerk of Courts Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, Franklin County Municipal Clerk of Courts Lori Tyack, Columbus City Council Member Hearcel Craig, Columbus City Councilman Zach Klein, Columbus City Councilwoman Eileen Paley, Madison Township Trustee Edward Dildine, Whitehall City Councilwoman Karen Conison, Whitehall City Council President Jim Graham, Whitehall City Councilwoman Leslie LaCorte, Whitehall City Auditor Dan Miller, State Representative Teresa Fedor, Franklin County Recorder Candidate Terry Brown, Past Franklin County Democratic Party Chairwoman Fran Ryan, Past Franklin County Democratic Party Chairman Denny White

House District 21 - Donna O'Connor (D)
House District 21 - Donna O'Connor
Donna O'Connor is a member of OEA and a special education teacher in Dublin. She is endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party, the Ohio Education Association and Emily's List. if successful in her primary she will face incumbent Rep. Duffy whose votes for SB5 and HB153 also harmed the middle class. You can find out more about Donna, here.

District 24 - Maureen Reedy (D)
District 24 - Maureen Reedy
Maureen Reedy is also a member of OEA. She was Teacher of the Year for the Upper Arlington City School District in 2001 and the Ohio Teacher of the Year in 2002. Maureen is uncontested on the March 6th ballot and will face Stephanie Kunze in november in a contest to replace incumbent Ted Celeste who is running for Senate District 3.

You can learn more about Maureen, here.

Tomorrow we will take a look at another 5 union members running for the Ohio General Assembly.

School privatization bill under intense pressure

With opposition to the public school privatization bill (HB136) now at record levels, the bill's sponsor, Rep Matt Huffman is looking to make changes

according to GOP sources, Huffman is proposing to scale back the bill in several ways.

He reportedly is proposing to: lower income requirements so fewer students would qualify for a voucher; cap the amount of tax revenues a school district would lose for students transferring to a private school with a voucher; limit the number of students a district could lose to the program to no more than 1 percent of enrollment; and eliminate a provision that would allow parents to deposit any unused voucher money into a college savings account for their child.

As Tom Ash the director of governmental development for BASA notes, it is unlikely to be enough, especially in light of the revelations reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer in depth report over the weekend titled "Voucher program gets little scrutiny".

Six years after Ohio taxpayers began paying private-school tuition for what is now more than 15,000 students, the state is not reporting academic results for about half of them.

State education officials say online access, human error and the independence of private schools all play a role in the lack of state testing results in their annual reports.

Even the Governor's spokesperson admits that this is a troublesome finding. It continues a pattern of weakening public education in the name of "choice" and "competition", but not applying the same standards of transparency and accountability to tax payer funded private schools.

With more and more school districts and education organizations joining the ranks of opposition almost daily now, and reports that the current voucher effort is woefully failing in it's legally mandated transparency requirements, HB136 is a bill that should simply be tabled.

Here's the most recent list of districts and organizations opposing HB136, from OSBA

Akron  City Mapleton  Local
Allen  County  ESC Maplewood  Career  Center
Amanda-­-Clearcreek  Local Mariemont  City
Amherst  Ex  Vill Marietta  City
Arcadia  Local Marion  City
Archbold  Area  Local Marysville  Ex  Vill
Ashland  County-­-West  Holmes  JVSD Maumee  City
Ashtabula  Area  City McDonald  Local
Ashtabula  County  T&C Ctr. Medina  Ci†y
Athens-­-Meigs  ESC Medina  County  ESC
Aurora  City Meigs  Local
Austintown  Local Mentor  Ex  Vill
Ayersville  Local Middletown  City
Barnesville  Ex  Vill Millcreek-­-West  Unity  Local
Bath  Local Mohawk  Local
Bay  Village  City Morgan  Local
Bellbrook-­-Sugarcreek  Local Muskingum  Valley  ESC
Bellefontaine  City Napoleon  Area  City
Belpre  City National  Trail  Local
Benjamin  Logan  Local New  Bremen  Local
Benton-­-Carroll-­-Salem  Local New  Philadelphia  City
Bethel-­-Tate  Local New  Riegel  Local
Big  Walnut  Local Newark  City
Bloom-­-Carroll  Local Newbury  Local
Boardman  Local Newton  Falls  Ex  Vill
Botkins  Local Niles  City
Bowling  Green  City Noble  Local
Bristol  Local Nordonia  Hills  City
Brookfield  Local North  College  Hill  City
Brooklyn  City North  Fork  Local
Brown  County  ESC North  Olmsted  City
Brown  Local  (Carroll) Northeastern  Local
Brunswick  City Northridge  Local
Buckeye  Central  Local Northwest  Ohio  ESC
Buckeye  Local  (Ashtabula) Northwestern  Local
Buckeye  Valley  Local Norton  City
Bucyrus  City Norwood  Local
C-­-Tech  of  Licking  County Oak  Hills  Local
Canfield  Local Oakwood  City
Carey  Ex  Vill Oberlin  City
Cedar  Cliff  Local Olmsted  Falls  City
Centerburg  Local Orange  City
Chagrin  Falls  Ex  Vill Orrville  City
Champion  Local Ottawa-­-Glandorf  Local
Chardon  Local Ottoville  Local
Chillicothe  City Painesville  City
Chippawa  Local Perry-­-Hocking  ESC
Clark  County  ESC Perrysburg  Local
Clark-­-Shawnee  Local Pike-­-Delta-­-York  Local
Clay  Local Port  Clinton  City
Cleveland  Municipal Portsmouth  City
Clinton-­-Massie  Local Preble  County  ESC
Columbia  Local Reading  Community  City
Columbiana  Ex  Vill Revere  Local
Columbus  Grove  Local Rittman  Ex  Vill
Conneaut  Area  City Riverside  Local
Conotton  Valley  Union  Local Ross-­-Pike  ESD
Coshocton  City St.  Henry  Consolidated  Local
Crestview  Local St.  Marys  City
Crestwood  Local Shaker  Heights  Local
Crooksville  Ex  Vill Shawnee  Local
Cuyahoga  Heights  Local Sidney  City
Danville  Local Solon  City
Dayton  City South  Central  Ohio  ESC
Deer  Park  City South  Central  Local
Delaware  City South  Range  Local
Dublin  City South-­-Western    City
East  Guernsey  Local Southeast  Local
East  Holmes  Local Southeastern  Local
East  Knox  Local Southern  Hills  JVSD
Eastern  Local  (Brown) Southern  Local  (Meigs)
Eastern  Local  (Meigs) Southern  Local  (Perry)
Elida  Local Southern  Ohio  ESC
Elyria  City Southington  Local
Euclid  City Southwest  Licking  Local
Fairbanks  Local Spencerville  Local
Fairborn  City Springfield  City
Fairfield  City Springfield  Clark  CTC
Fairfield  Union  Local Springfield  Local  (Lucas)
Fairland  Local Springfield  Local  (Mahoning)
Fairless  Local Steubenville  City
Fairview  Park  City Stow-­-Munroe  Falls  City
Fayetteville-­-Perry  Local Strasburg-­-Franklin  Local
Federal  Hocking  Local Streetsboro  City
Felicity-­-Franklin  Local Strongsville  City
Field  Local Talawanda  City
Finneytown  Local Tecumseh  Local
Firelands  Local Toledo  Public
Forest  Hills  Local Triad  Local
Fort  Frye  Local Tri-­-County  ESC
Franklin  City Tri-­-Village  Local
Franklin  Local Trumbull  County  CTC
Fredericktown  Local Trumbull  County  ESC
Fremont  City Tuscarawas  Valley  Local
Galion  City Tuslaw  Local
Georgetown  Ex  Vill Twinsburg  City
Gibsonburg  Ex  Vill Union  Local
Goshen  Local United  Local
Graham  Local Upper  Arlington  City
Granville  Ex  Vill Upper  Sandusky  Ex  Vill
Green  Local Urbana  City
Greenon  Local Valley  View  Local
Groveport  Madison  Local Vanlue  Local
Hardin-­-Houston  Local Van  Wert  City
Highland  Local Vermilion  Local
Howland  Local Vinton  County  Local
Huntington  Local Wadsworth  City
Independence  Local Wapakoneta  City
Ironton  City Warren  City
Jackson-­-Milton  Local Washington  Local
Jefferson  Area  Local Waterloo  Local
Jefferson  County  ESC Wauseon  Ex  Vill
Jefferson  County  JVS Waverly  City
Jefferson  Local  (Madison) Wayne  County  JVS
Jennings  Local Waynesfield-­-Goshen  Local
Kalida  Local Wellston  City
Kenston  Local Wellsville  Local
Kent  City West  Branch  Local
Keystone  Local West  Carrollton  City
Kirtland  Local Western  Brown  Local
Knox  County  Career  Center Westlake  City
LaBrae  Local Wheelersburg  Local
Lakeview  Local Williamsburg  Local
Lakewood  City Winton  Woods  City
Lawrence  County  JVS Woodridge  Local
Leetonia  Ex  Vill Wooster  City
Liberty  Local Worthington  City
Licking  County  ESC Xenia  Community
Lima  City Yellow  Springs  Local
Lincolnview  Local Youngstown  City
Lisbon  Ex  Vill Zanesville  City
Logan-­-Hocking  Local County-­-wide  Letters  in  Opposition:
Lordstown  Local Lake  County  Superintendents
Loudonville-­-Perrysville  Ex  Vill Lorain  County  Superintendents
Lucas  County  ESC Medina  County  Superintendents
Lynchburg-­-Clay  Local Southern  Ohio  ESC  Center
Manchester  Local Member  District  Superintendents
Trumbull  County  Superintendent's  Assoc.

November 2011 School levies and issues

Here's the list of school levies and issues from around the state that will appear on ballots this November 8th, 2011.

County School District New/Renewal
Adams Adams County/Ohio Valley LSD N
Allen Bath LSD R
Allen Perry LSD R
Allen Perry LSD  
Allen Shawnee LSD R
Allen Spencerville LSD R
Ashland Ashland CSD R
Ashland Hillsdale LSD R
Ashtabula Ashtabula Area CSD R
Ashtabula Geneva Area CSD N
Ashtabula Grand Valley LSD N
Auglaize Minster LSD R
Belmont Bellaire CSD LSD R
Belmont Bellaire CSD LSD N
Butler Fairfield CSD N
Butler Lakota LSD N
Clark Northwestern LSD R
Clark Tecumseh LSD R
Clermont West Clermont LSD N
Clinton Blanchester LSD N
Clinton Wilmington CSD R
Columbiana United LSD N
Coshocton Coshocton CSD R
Crawford Wynford LSD N
Cuyahoga Bedford CSD N
Cuyahoga Berea CSD N
Cuyahoga Cleveland Heights-University Heights CSD N
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Heights LSD N
Cuyahoga Euclid CSD N
Cuyahoga Garfield Heights CSD N
Cuyahoga Independence LSD R
Cuyahoga North Royalton CSD R
Cuyahoga Olmsted Falls CSD N
Cuyahoga Orange CSD N
Cuyahoga Strongsville CSD R
Darke Greenville CSD N
Defiance Ayersville LSD R
Delaware Buckeye Valley LSD N
Delaware Delaware CSD N
Erie Vermilion LSD N
Fairfield Fairfield Union LSD R
Fairfield Lancaster CSD N
Fairfield Walnut Township LSD R
Franklin Canal Winchester LSD R
Franklin Dublin CSD N
Franklin Groveport Madison LSD N
Franklin Hilliard CSD N
Franklin Westerville CSD N
Fulton Evergreen LSD N
Fulton Gorham Fayette LSD R
Fulton Pike-Delta-York LSD R
Geauga Cardinal LSD N
Geauga Newbury LSD R
Geauga West Geauga LSD N
Greene Beavercreek CSD N
Greene Greeneview LSD N
Greene Xenia Community CSD N
Guernsey Cambridge CSD N
Guernsey East Guernsey LSD N
Guernsey Rolling Hills LSD R
Hamilton Cincinnati CSD N
Hamilton Madeira CSD N
Hamilton Mt Healthy CSD N
Hamilton Northwest LSD N
Hamilton Three Rivers LSD R
Hardin Ada EVSD N
Hardin Riverdale LSD N
Henry Patrick Henry LSD N
Holmes East Holmes LSD N
Huron Monroeville LSD R
Huron Norwalk CSD R
Jefferson Edison LSD N
Knox East Knox LSD N
Knox Fredericktown LSD ?
Knox Mount Vernon CSD R
Lake Fairport Harbor EVSD N
Lake Kirtland LSD N
Lake Riverside LSD N
Lake Wickliffe CSD N
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake CSD N
Licking North Fork LSD N
Licking Northridge LSD ?
Licking Northridge LSD N
Logan Bellefontaine CSD R
Logan Bellefontaine CSD R
Lorain Avon LSD N
Lorain Clearview LSD R
Lorain Lorain County JVSD N
Lorain Lorain CSD N
Lorain North Ridgeville CSD N
Lorain Oberlin CSD N
Lorain Oberlin CSD R
Lucas Maumee CSD N
Lucas Ottawa Hills LSD N
Lucas Washington LSD N
Madison London CSD N
Mahoning Canfield LSD N
Mahoning Western Reserve LSD R
Marion Elgin LSD R
Marion Pleasant LSD R
Marion Ridgedale LSD R
Marion River Valley LSD N
Marion Tri-Rivers JVSD R
Marion Tri-Rivers JVSD N
Medina Black River LSD ?
Medina Black River LSD N
Medina Cloverleaf LSD N
Medina Wadsworth CSD N
Mercer Fort Recovery LSD N
Miami Miami East LSD N
Miami Piqua CSD N
Miami Tipp CSD EVSD R
Monroe Switzerland Of Ohio LSD R
Montgomery Huber Heights CSD N
Montgomery Jefferson Township LSD R
Montgomery Kettering CSD R
Montgomery Mad River LSD N
Montgomery Northmont CSD N
Montgomery Northridge LSD N
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler CSD ?
Montgomery West Carrollton CSD N
Ottawa Benton Carroll Salem LSD N
Ottawa Genoa Area LSD N
Paulding Antwerp LSD R
Pickaway Teays Valley LSD N
Portage Aurora CSD R
Portage Crestwood LSD R
Portage Field LSD N
Portage Streetsboro CSD R
Portage Waterloo LSD N
Preble College Corner N
Preble Tri-County North LSD R
Preble Tri-County North LSD N
Preble Twin Valley Community LSD R
Richland Clear Fork Valley LSD ?
Richland Lexington LSD N
Richland Lucas LSD R
Richland Lucas LSD R
Richland Plymouth-Shiloh LSD R
Richland Shelby CSD R
Sandusky Clyde-Green Springs EVSD N
Sandusky Woodmore LSD N
Seneca Old Fort LSD ?
Seneca Tiffin CSD N
Shelby Botkins LSD N
Stark Canton CSD N
Stark Lake LSD N
Stark Minerva LSD R
Stark Osnaburg LSD N
Stark Sandy Valley LSD R
Summit Akron CSD N
Summit Barberton CSD N
Summit Copley-Fairlawn CSD R
Summit Nordonia Hills CSD N
Summit Norton CSD R
Summit Stow-Munroe Falls CSD N
Summit Woodridge LSD N
Trumbull Howland LSD N
Trumbull Lakeview LSD R
Trumbull Weathersfield LSD N
Tuscarawas Dover CSD N
Tuscarawas New Philadelphia CSD R
Tuscarawas Strasburg-Franklin LSD R
Union North Union LSD R
Van Wert Crestview LSD R
Van Wert Crestview LSD R
Warren Carlisle LSD N
Warren Lebanon CSD N
Warren Little Miami LSD N
Washington Warren LSD N
Williams Bryan CSD R
Williams Bryan CSD N
Williams Edon-Northwest LSD ?
Williams Montpelier EVSD N
Williams Stryker LSD N
Wood Lake LSD N

UPDATED: SB5 Help Wanted

We Are Ohio has so many SB5 petition books coming in, it's proving difficult to keep up. They are asking for help to log signatures so they can keep track.

The campaign can use help anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week until June 30th. The process occurs at SEIU 1199 at 1395 Dublin Rd in Columbus.

Please contact Brendan Kelley at to let him know if you can help.