Board Resolution Opposing National Standards and Assessments


BETHEL-TATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Bethel, Ohio

October 20, 1997

RESOLUTION # 136-97
NATIONAL STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS

Motion was made by Dyer and seconded by Dickman passing a Resolution of the Bethel-Tate Board of Education on National Standards and Assessment.

NATIONAL STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT

WHEREAS, there is no provisions in the federal constitution that permits the federal government to control education at the local district level. States have authority to regulate education through the Tenth amendment of the Constitution, and

WHEREAS, Ohio has established a system of statewide proficiency testing and curriculum models for instruction, and

WHEREAS, Local boards of education have successfully served our communities in Ohio for over 100 years, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bethel-Tate Board of Education believes that educational decisions can best be made at the local district level, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bethel-Tate Board of Education is opposed to federally imposed educational standards, assessments and regulations, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bethel-Tate Board of Education opposes any State of Ohio unfunded mandates associated with S. B. 55 and federally mandated programs.

ROLL CALL: Ed Dyer, yea; Robert Dickman, yea; Tom Wiechel, yea; Gary Shepherd, yea; Charles Daria; yea.

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