CPS Board of Education President Carolyn Jones, Vice President Ericka Copeland-Dansby, Superintendent Laura Mitchell, Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, and Ohio State Board of Education Member Pat Bruns joined Hughes STEM High School students and Principal Kathy Wright to celebrate Public Education Week today.
“Cincinnati Public Schools is ensuring our students are prepared for life, and we're accomplishing this because of the strong support and investment our community is making in public schools,” said Carolyn Jones, President of the CPS Board of Education. “Our enrollment is increasing, we're expanding innovative programs at the preschool, elementary and high school levels, and over 700 partners are contributing to the ongoing success of our nationally recognized Community Learning Centers. Students at CPS start here and go far - with a strong public education supporting them.”
Commissioner Denise Driehaus presented a proclamation on behalf of the Hamilton County Commissioners.
“Public education is so important because a quality education, accessible to all, is the foundation of everything we can achieve as a community,” said Commissioner Driehaus said.
"I am proud of CPS’s wide range of innovative programs that are preparing our students with the knowledge and 21st century skills they will need to successfully navigate our rapidly-changing shared future,” said Pat Bruns, who represents District 4 on the Ohio State Board of Education. “The City of Cincinnati and County Commissioner Proclamations remind us of our community’s commitment to our Public Schools and understanding that they are critical to our shared prosperity."
The Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education passed a resolution recognizing the week of January 22 as “Public Education Week.” The Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commissioners have passed similar resolutions. The week shines a positive spotlight on the K-12 public education options available for children and families in Ohio.