There are various options for parking around the Sheraton. The parking at the hotel is valet only. See the map on the bottom of this page, click on view larger map, then click on nearby and type in "parking" to see nearby options.

Public education continues to be a hot topic at the Statehouse as we face another challenging year. The 2019 State Legislative Conference provides school board members, administrators and treasurers a great venue to meet with their state legislators and discuss issues impacting public education. It is a golden opportunity to get the message out on the importance of investing in a strong public school system and putting a local face on these issues.

During the morning session, school district leaders will hear briefings on proposed legislation that can be used in discussions with their legislators later that day. Attendees also will hear from legislative leaders about their respective views on public education and other legislative priorities.

Attendees are urged to schedule office appointments between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to meet individually with their legislators and aides following the luncheon. We also encourage you to extend a personal invitation to them to attend the luncheon.


8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
Lobbyists' briefing on key issues
Jennifer Hogue, director of legislative services; Jay Smith, deputy director of legislative services; and Will Schwartz, lobbyist, OSBA; Tom Ash, director of governmental relations, Buckeye Association of School Administrators; and Barbara Shaner, legislative advocacy specialist, Ohio Association of School Business Officials
9:30 a.m.
Update from Office of Budget and Management (OBM)
Dr. Howard Fleeter, OEPI Consultant
10 a.m.
Ohio Senate perspective
Senate President Sen. Larry Obhof (R-Medina)
10:30 a.m.
Ohio House perspective
Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford)
11 a.m.
Legislative leadership perspectives
Rep. Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township), chair, House Primary and Secondary Education Committee; and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson), co-chair, Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education
12 p.m.
Lunch with your legislators
1 p.m.
Personal meetings with your legislators (optional)