An important conversation

On March 23, members of CEA’s Social and Economic Justice Committee (SEJC) held their first “Community in Crisis Summit.” CEA members, parents, students and community organizers, led by CEA President Tracey Johnson, met at East HS to talk about the causes behind the violence that has rocked our community (and many others across the country). Columbus City Schools has lost 18 current and former students this school year alone. This is a tragedy that we must address. This is the first in a series of planned forums where SEJC will formulate a response and seek a solution. Interested in joining committed volunteers in helping our kids, their families and our entire community? Let CEA know, at 614-253-4731.

Our kids’ lives matter

The CEA Social and Economic Justice Committee (SEJC) will hold a very important event TONIGHT:   “The Community in Crisis Summit.” This event is from 6-8 p.m. at East HS. The summit will focus on violence in our communities. Columbus City Schools has lost 18 current and former students this school year alone. Join us as we collaborate with community members, labor, activists and fellow members to discuss this important issue.

The top ten reasons why every CEA member should take the CCS Facilities Master Plan Survey

In no particular order, here are the top ten reasons why every CEA member should take the CCS Facilities Master Plan Survey:

  • You get to tell the district what the optimal grade-level configurations are for schools.
  • You get to tell the district whether or not to build smaller or larger schools in the future.
  • You get to tell the district how it should address overcrowded schools.
  • You get to tell the district what factors it should consider when reviewing underutilized schools.
  • You get to tell the district where Pre-K spaces should be located.
  • You get to tell the district where specialized services and programs should be located.
  • You get to tell the district how important auditoriums, indoor and outdoor athletic spaces are to your students.
  • You get to tell the district about the challenges that are facing our athletic programs.
  • You get to tell the district about the challenges that are facing our fine arts programs.
  • You get to tell the district how to prioritize deciding whether to rebuild, renovate, repair or retire schools.

The CCS Master Facilities Plan Survey closes at 8 a.m. Monday, Mar. 14. To take the survey, click here.