‘Under state law, Ohio must redraw its state school board boundaries every decade after state legislative redistricting is completed since each school board district comprises of three state Senate districts. If the General Assembly doesn’t reapportion the districts – this year it did not – the law says the governor must choose new boundaries by January 31. DeWine released a letter January 31 that described the districts in writing, which fulfills the requirements in the law, but did not include a map.’ This is the other political gerrymandering that no one seems to be watching.
Note: Map on the right is current state school board districts; map on left is proposed map.
After anti-racism debate in state school board,
Gov. Mike DeWine sharply redraws boundaries
Columbus – Governor Mike DeWine recently pushed forward a plan that significantly alters the Ohio State Board of Education boundaries of four members who supported an anti-racism and equity resolution passed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
Although DeWine’s office says the governor’s hands are tied by the process, critics of the proposal say it’s the political gerrymandering that no one is following.
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