Education is the building block of a democratic society. As it says on our bill book "democracy must be learned by each generation." Our delegates recognize the need for a superb and competitive education system and have written a number of bills promoting reform to improve Ohio's education system.
GH 13: Funding of Extracurricular Activities by Cedric Ebbeler and Hannah Seckman
This bill recognizes the need for enrichment activities outside of the classroom environment, providing for such activities to be funded by the state. The opposition comes however, in concern of placing an undue burden on Ohio's taxpayers.
GH 29: A Bill to Fund Fine Arts Education by Leah Ostendorf and Ashley Bushman
This bill would require schools to incorporate fine arts education into their curriculum, pointing out that only 64% of Ohio schools provide such programs. The authors both participate in fine arts and recognize the impact it has had on their education. Fine arts can allow students to discover different types of talent and become more well-rounded individuas.
GS02 & GH 37: Reforming Sexual Education
These bills recognize the failure of Ohio's abstinence only sex ed program and advocates that it be replaced with comprehensive reforms so students can be fully knowledgeable about STDs and safe sex. These reforms will be difficult due to the taboo nature of sexual topics however, they are proven to decrease pregnancy rates and STDs.
GS17: Employment of a School Psychiatrist During Campus Hours by Vineisha Jones and Arlena Echoles
This bill would require a school psychiatrist to help students mental health needs and improve emotional well-being