COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Education Association, the Union representing more than 4,000 Columbus City Schools educators, celebrated tonight’s election results for three seats on the Columbus City Schools Board of Education, which showed that CEA-endorsed candidates Michael Cole, Ramona Reyes, and Christina Vera all won election.

Educators are particularly excited to welcome Columbus City Schools Board of Election newcomer Christina Vera, a graduate of CCS who has a long history of advocating for students in the Columbus City Schools and the Columbus community. She replaces James Ragland, an ally of former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who held a paid position promoting charter and voucher schemes during most of his time as a Board Member.

CEA members were active throughout the campaign, canvasing neighborhoods, mailing postcards, publishing social media ads, text messaging thousands of fellow educators, and engaging in conversations with members of the community.

“The results tonight send a clear message,” said CEA President John Coneglio. “Columbus residents want a School Board that will champion our students and public education. Our schools are not for sale.”

The Columbus Education Association is the union representing more than 4,000 teachers, librarians, nurses, counselors, psychologists, and other education professionals in Columbus City Schools. The Columbus Education Association is a proud affiliate of the Ohio Education Association and the National Education Association.