Review the board's unique role in preparing the district and community for putting a levy on the ballot and the board's responsibilities and legal requirements. Review campaign best practices and get practical guidance on volunteer recruitment, planning, organization and communication.


8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Board roles and responsibilities
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
Review the board’s unique role in preparing the district and community for putting a levy on the ballot.
10 a.m.
Levy campaign do's and don'ts
Jerry Rampelt, executive director; Michael Collins, Ryan Collins and Andrea Kruse, consultants, Support Ohio Schools Research and Education Foundation; and Nathan Minerd, president, Momentum Strategy Group
This session will cover school board responsibilities and legal requirements as well as begin the discussion on campaign best practices. Learn more about legislation that allows a district to place a special levy on the ballot focused only on school safety and security initiatives.
11:30 a.m.
Working lunch (provided)
11:45 a.m.
Campaign best practices
Jerry Rampelt, Ryan Collins, Andrea Kruse, Michael Collins and Nathan Minerd
This session will continue with best practices that districts can use with any district-support organization. It will include practical guidance on volunteer recruitment; planning and organization; polls and surveys; community involvement; effective messaging; fundraising; social media campaigns; and effective printed materials.
3 p.m.