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Rep. Miller announces House passage of bill that would end Lorain Academic Distress Commission

Calls on Senate to approve amendment offered by Rep. Miller
February 6, 2020
Joseph A. Miller III News

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill (SB) 89, which incorporated an amendment offered by Rep. Miller to dissolve Academic Distress Commissions, including in Lorain City Schools. It passed the Ohio House Wednesday.

“I am glad to see policymakers in Columbus recognize what those of us in Lorain have known for years: State takeovers don’t work. This amendment moves our state beyond the failed model of punishment based on a deeply flawed report card, and towards true collaboration between local stakeholder and state officials. It provides a blueprint for districts such as Lorain to get the resources that fit their unique set of needs.

“This is now the second time the Ohio House has voted overwhelmingly to dissolve Academic Distress Commissions. I’m proud of my colleagues’ willingness to work across party lines on this issue for the benefit of all Ohio’s students. Now is the time for our counterparts in the Senate to acknowledge the will of the people and quickly pass SB 89.”