answer yes or no and provide comments to the following question:
you support designating one or more of Cincinnati Public Schools’
high schools to offer as part of the school(s) curriculum a Public
support the need for diversifying the Fire and Police Divisions and
believe it is critical to do so. I have supported the efforts that
CPS has made and have publicly and personally persisted in pushing
the full implementation of this particular workforce goal.
I believe and have stated publicly in the Board Student Achievement
Committee for two years.....
THE TERM PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY WAS COINED BY PEOPLE THAT DID NOT
UNDERSTAND WHAT THE STATE ALLOWS AND WHAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT AND
EXPEDITIOUS STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IN AN EDUCATIONALLY SOUND
MANNER THAT PRODUCES REAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
THE TERMINOLOGY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT CAREER CREDENTIALING. THAT
COULD AND SHOULD OCCUR AT ANY NUMBER OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS.
THAT STRATEGY FOR BOTH THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE COULD BE BETTER
SERVED MORE WIDELY AND TO VARIED DEGREES BETWEEN FIRE , EMT AND
POLICE MUCH LESS SO THAN FIREFIGHTERS OR EMT DEVELOMENT BECAUSE
CAREER CREDENTIALING AND ADVANCEMENT CAN OCCUR EARLIER FOR FIRE
FIGHTING AND EMT THAN POLICE CREDENTIALING....BY STATE LAW AND OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, POLICE CREDENTIALING IS LIMITED BY AGE AND
PROGRAM. AS FOR FIREFIGHTING AND EMT WE LAG WAY BEHIND THE
IT WOULD NOT BE AN ACADEMY IN ONE PLACE FOR POLICE AND FIRE BUT
RATHER AN ACROSS DISTRICT EFFORT MINIMALLY FOR POLICE AND VERY
MUSCULARLY FOR FIREFIGHTING AND EMT. I SUPPORT FURTHER
INVESTMENT AT WEST HIGH BUT NOT LIMITING TO THAT ONE SCHOOL.
you vote for funding to establish and maintain the Public Safety
Academy in Cincinnati Public Schools?
again in a manner that would be legal and in keeping with the current
Ohio law, ODE Credentialing and with greater emphasis on firefighting
and EMT than on police. Keep in mind also that the City, to my
knowledge, has contributed zero dollars toward this effort
you agree to permit at least one CAFA and at least one Sentinels
representative to be enduring advisers of the Public Safety Academy?
an advisory capacity of course. However, by law they would have to
meet the career education certification for our program and students
to receive credit. Would the City or the unions pay for their service
or grant paid release for their services. I will also say that the
curriculum is and will be developed and adopted by the school
district and not by the City.
of these issues has been described multiple times. We can make great
progress, even historic progress if we are all the same page and use
the the same language.
you support the reconvening of the 2018 Work group for the creation
of the Public Safety Academy? Will you personally attend the
essential information session that will be given by ODE and ODPS that
will provide the details for the creation of the Public Safety
the circumstances that I have described above. I will insist on my
attendance and presence. I believe in this program, I am the leading
board member on career and workforce development and frankly believe
that politics in both 2017 and 2018 has delayed and confused the
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