Education Leaders Address OMA Board


On Sept. 19, the OMA Board of Directors held its Q3 meeting in Columbus. Directors were briefed on OMA operations, including the association’s advocacy services and workforce services. Guest presenters were Jessica Voltolini, chief of staff at the Ohio Department of Education, and Brian Bontempo, superintendent of the Auburn Career Center, which serves school districts in Lake and Geauga counties. Both presenters discussed opportunities to grow Ohio’s skilled workforce, especially once the revamped Department of Education and Workforce — authorized by the new state budget — begins to place more emphasis on the state’s 91 career technical planning districts. 9/19/2023