Our City Online

Columbus Board of Education

Columbus Alternative High School Seeks District Support for Facility Improvements

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Alternative High School Seeks District Support for Facility Improvements

Last week, students, staff, families, community members, and media were invited to Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) to discuss ongoing concerns regarding the physical integrity of its aging North Linden campus buildings. Working with the WORTH Foundation, a local leadership and civic engagement organization, the facilitated conversations aimed to provide a first-hand look at the […]

No Comments

Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

No Comments

Opinion: Dominion Overcrowding a Test Case for School Board’s Ability to Make Tough Decisions

Vladimir Kogan Vladimir Kogan Opinion: Dominion Overcrowding a Test Case for School Board’s Ability to Make Tough Decisions

Columbus City Schools confronts many of the familiar challenges that plague other urban school systems. The district’s “F” rating on its latest state report card means it’s less than two years away from a state takeover unless it can quickly improve student achievement. Columbus is also one of the country’s most economically segregated metro areas, and […]

No Comments

Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Columbus City Schools announced yesterday that applications are being accepted to fill the Columbus Board of Education vacancy left in the wake of the resignation of Mary Jo Hudson on Dec. 6. CBE bylaws require a public application process to seek candidates when a vacancy occurs. Any resident of the Columbus City School District who […]

No Comments

Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

Grant Walters Grant Walters Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

After ending her five-year tenure with the Board last week, Hudson talks more about her decision and her future hopes for city schools and stakeholders

On Dec. 6, Columbus Board of Education member Mary Jo Hudson submitted her letter of resignation, which will end her five-year tenure on Dec. 31, 2018. The letter chiefly cites Hudson’s contention with the board’s governance model, among other philosophical and functional gaps that she believes it will need to address to serve the city’s […]

No Comments

School Board Member Pens Resignation, Cites “Completely Inadequate Model of Governance”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega School Board Member Pens Resignation, Cites “Completely Inadequate Model of Governance”

Editor’s note: Mary Jo Hudson joined the Columbus Board of Education in 2014. She’ll leave her position by year’s end, aiming to work outside the system to facilitate change. Read her full letter of resignation below. Dear Treasurer Bahorek and Board Colleagues: With the clear conviction that I can best help affect change from outside […]

No Comments

Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

After members of the Columbus Education Association unanimously voted no confidence in the current Columbus City School Board members, progressive Democratic challengers for Columbus Board of Education Abby Vaile, Amy Harkins and Erin Upchurch voiced their solidarity with the teachers union. “We stand with our teachers and we support them,” said Vaile, a former union […]

No Comments

metro categories

Subscribe below: