COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 7, 2023 – The Columbus Education Association (CEA), the Union representing more than 4,500 Columbus City Schools educators, expressed gratitude to the Columbus community for its support following passage of Issue 11, the Columbus City Schools Levy. CEA also congratulated three CEA-endorsed School Board candidates who won their respective races: incumbent member Dr. Tina Pierce and new members Sarah Ingles and Brandon Simmons.
“This election made clear that our community is as hungry for a new day in Columbus City Schools as our educators” said CEA President John Coneglio. “With a new Superintendent, new Board members, and our community stepping up to provide the financial resources our students need, we are headed in the right direction. Now the real work begins, working with our community to hold our leaders accountable to their commitments of reinvesting in our students and revitalizing our District.”
Passage of Issue 11 by voters will allow Columbus City Schools to retain hundreds of CEA student support positions, such as Social Workers and Counselors, expand the District’s Pre-K program, and make numerous school building improvements. CEA members worked to support Issue 11 alongside the Union’s community partners in the Columbus Education Justice Coalition by sending postcards, canvassing neighborhoods, recording videos, phone-banking, writing op-eds, hosting campaign events, and more.
The Columbus Education Association is the Union representing over 4,500 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.