Coalition talks EdChoice in Holland

HOLLAND — The Coalition of Advocates for PK-16 Education NWOhio will hold an EdChoice discussion today at 1:30 p.m. at the Springfield Local School Administration Building, 6900 Hall St.

CAPE includes public school district leadership throughout Northwest Ohio. CAPE members, school district treasurers and varied school leaders will be in attendance to share concerns with the Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship legislation and its impact on providers of traditional public education.

According to a press release, at issue is current data and misinformation being circulated that EdChoice Scholarships are necessary because public schools are failing to meet the educational needs of pre-K through grade 12 students based on the ever-changing formula to fund/not fund public education and metrics used by the state to determine “failing” schools.

Area schools in the EdChoice program include Swanton Elementary and High School, Waterville Primary School, Whitehouse Primary School and Springfield High School.

For more information, contact Kristina White, Springfield Local Schools’ community liaison, at 419-290-5027.