Government Affairs & Workforce Development

Last Updated: 4/15/2021 2:07 PM

This department was established to facilitate the increasingly important task of championing aligned regional priorities to influence education policy at the state and federal level.

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The Government Affairs department is the voice of aligned districts and their leadership in the legislative process. We relay insight from the leaders of our districts to policymakers and communicate support or opposition for education related bills in an effort to influence legislation.


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Our districts benefit from the connections our Government Affairs team has with decisions-makers and their peers through advocacy for our districts and service center in competition for grant dollars.


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Our government affairs events, such as Educate & Advocate and Advocacy Day, connect aligned districts directly with policymakers in a bi-partisan platform to provide our districts access to state and federal policymakers to raise awareness of the needs of the schools throughout our region.




Logo - Advocacy Day 2021Join us to connect with legislators and administrators in the education space during this daylong event. Speakers will be providing updates and taking the opportunity to hear from educators, administrators, and board members for public schools in Ohio.

Confirmed Speakers for Advocacy Day 2021
  • ODE Deputy Superintendent Dr. John Richard
  • OESCA Executive Director Craig Burford
  • Ohio Auditor Keith Faber
  • Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague
  • Representative Don Jones, Majority Whip and House Education Committee Member
  • Representative Rick Carfagna, Assistant Majority Floor Leader
  • Senator Andrew Brenner, Chair of Senate Education Committee

Educators, administrators, and board members from any public school in Ohio is invited to join! Registration is FREE for affiliated districts.

Click here to register for Advocacy Day 2021!


Connect with our Government Affairs Team

Nick Santucci
Director of Government Affairs & Workforce Development
330.533.8755 ext. 1006

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