News in Brief

Ohio Scuttles Mandate on Art, Music, P.E. Teachers

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Ohio's board of education last week approved a policy change that opponents say could gut elementary school music, art, nursing, and counseling offerings statewide.

The board eliminated the so-called “5 of 8” rule, which sets districts’ minimum number of art, music, and physical education teachers; counselors; librarians; nurses; social workers; and visiting teachers.

Board members opposed to cutting the policy said they’re concerned that cash-strapped districts will eliminate such positions because they might be considered irrelevant to standardized tests.

Vol. 34, Issue 28, Page 4

Published in Print: April 22, 2015, as Ohio Scuttles Mandate on Art, Music, P.E. Teachers
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories