Scheu appointed to Straight-A Fund board

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney City Schools Superintendent John Scheu has been appointed to the Straight-A Program Governing Board. This is the third time Scheu has been appointed to the board.

Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, 12th District, appointed Scheu to the board, which is responsible for administrating the new Straight-A Fund.

“Superintendent Scheu is committed to the success of our students and is an innovative administrator who is dedicated to being a good steward of the public’s tax dollars,” said Faber. “His vast experience as an educator and administrator will make him an excellent addition to this panel.

The Ohio Legislature created the Straight-A Fund in June 2013 as part of the state’s biennial operating budget, House Bill 59. The program is designed to fund school initiatives that support higher student achievement, cost reduction and the direction of more dollars straight into the classroom.”

Scheu will be part of a nine-member board that will detail its progress in the annual report to be delivered to the governor, Ohio House speaker and the Ohio Senate president.

“The Straight-A Fund provides schools across the state an opportunity to pursue creative and innovative ways to improve our educational delivery to students,” said Scheu. “I feel fortunate to be selected as one of nine governing board members who will oversee and select the recipients for this grand money.

Scheu has extensive experience in primary and secondary education, dating back to 1975. He has served as a teacher, coach, principal of three schools, and superintendent for four different districts.

The $250 million Straight-A fund is one of the largest legislative investment in public education in more than 10 years. The governing board members are volunteers and accept no compensation for their service.

Staff report