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Public education has changed since OSBA created the Student Achievement Initiative to focus efforts on improving student achievement in November 1998. Academic reform legislation from the Ohio General Assembly and Congress increased accountability and raised student success.

School boards are doing their part to ensure every Ohio student receive the best education their communities can offer. School board members make decisions that affect programs and allocate resources in a manner that improves test scores, keeps kids in school and better prepares all our students for the worlds of work and higher education.

An effective board focuses on five key areas: