OEA Applauds Governor’s Proposal to Expand Student Wrap-around Services

March 15, 2019 • COLUMBUS — Ohio Education Association President Becky Higgins said she is encouraged by Governor Mike DeWine’s pledge to invest in Ohio’s public schools and to do what it takes to support the students they serve.

“We are particularly pleased with the Governor’s proposal to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a special fund for schools to form community partnerships to help at-risk students,” said Higgins. “As the Governor noted, educators believe that these so-called wrap-around services are critical to meeting student needs. By acknowledging the need to address student health, trauma and related issues, the Governor has demonstrated that he has listened to Ohio’s educators.”

“We of course need to see the details of the Governor’s budget to evaluate more fully his other proposals”

Higgins added: We are heartened by what he had to say today and we look forward to working with the administration and the legislature to ensure that adequate funds are provided to meet the needs of all K-12 students.”

The Ohio Education Association represents 122,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.

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