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Otterbein to Host Public School Funding 101 Panel

January 31, 2012

“Public School Funding 101” Forum Set Hosted by Otterbein University

Panel of Experts to Explain How School Funding Works in Ohio and How It Affects Our Schools and Our Community

WHAT – A panel of experts will explain how the school funding system works in Ohio and explain precisely how Westerville Schools’ financing fits into that system. After the presentations, there will be a Q & A session to answer any questions people may have.

WHEN – Monday, February 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHY – The forum will explain a complex issue to citizens in a straightforward way and will assemble experts to discuss the impact of school quality on our whole community.

WHO – The Panel of Experts and Presenters include:
  • Host – Otterbein University, Dr. Susan Constable, Chair of Education Department
  • The Big Picture in Ohio - David Varda, Exec. Dir., Ohio Assoc. of School Business Officials
  • Westerville Schools’ Finances - Bart Griffith, Treasurer/CFO Westerville City Schools 
  • Discussion Moderator - Mike Collins, Member, State Board of Education
  • Panel of Experts (in addition to above presenters)– 
    • Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent Westerville City School District
    • Kathy Greenwell, The Greenwell Group, HER RealLiving
    • David Kotary, Brower Insurance Agency, LLC, former Chairman of the Board, Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce 
    • Representatives from local municipal governments
  • Closing Remarks - Dick Maxwell – Executive Director Emeritus, Buckeye Association of School Administrators; Clinical Professor (Retired) Ashland University; First Vice President, Public Finance, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

WHERE – Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University, 170 W. Park St., Westerville, OH.

NOTE to MEDIA: All panelists will be available for interviews after the presentation and some will be available just prior.

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Jenny Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications
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