Public education faces another challenging year at the Statehouse. School board members, superintendents and treasurers must take every opportunity to communicate local district needs and priorities to legislators.

The 2023 State Legislative Conference is a golden opportunity to do just that —communicating the need for a strong public school system and putting a local face to these issues.

During the morning session, school district leaders will hear briefings on proposed legislation, useful information for discussions with legislators later in the day. Legislative leaders also will give their respective views on public education and priorities.

Attendees should schedule office appointments with legislators between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please extend a personal invitation to them to attend the luncheon.

Tuesday March 21, 2023

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 

9 a.m.
Lobbyists’ briefing on key issues
Katie Johnson, deputy executive director, Ohio Association of School Business Officials; Jennifer Hogue, director of legislative services, and Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, Ohio School Boards Association; and Dr. Paul Imhoff, director of governmental relations, Buckeye Association of School Administrators
9:45 a.m.
Welcome from Gov. Mike Dewine
Governor Mike Dewine
10 a.m.
Senate briefing
Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima)
10:30 a.m.
House briefing
House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill)
11 a.m.
Panel discussion
Sen. Andrew O. Brenner (R-Delaware) chair of the Senate Education Committee; Rep. Adam Bird (R-New Richmond) chair of the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee; Sen. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) ranking member of the Senate Education Committee; and Rep. Phillip M. Robinson Jr. (D-Solon), ranking member of the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee
12 p.m.
Lunch with your legislators

Plated Luncheon:

Florentine Chicken: roasted chicken breast, florentine garlic cream sauce serve with wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables

Served with A House Salad and a Selection of Desserts

1 p.m.