Friday, September 22, 2017
RELEASE: Bill Providing Oversight to Every Student Succeeds Act Education Plan Passes Ohio House
House Bill 235, sponsored by Rep. Gavarone, requires the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to submit a written copy of the state plan required by ESSA to each member of the House and Senate education committees. This plan must be submitted no later than 30 days before it is implemented.
“Giving the legislature more oversight over something as important as the state’s education plan is one of the best things we can do for our constituents,” Gavarone said. “This will allow the people of Wood County and the rest of Ohio to play an even bigger role in the state’s education policy and I applaud my colleagues for passing this legislation out of the House.”
The bill also includes a measure that would prohibit ODE from putting the plan into effect should the legislature disapprove the plan through a concurrent resolution.
House Bill 235 now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.