Dublin Jerome Principal Dr. Dustin Miller serving on State of Ohio’s graduation requirements committee

“The charge of the committee is to look at the proposed graduation requirements in place for the class of 2018,” Dr. Miller said. “I’m honored to be chosen to serve on the committee and look forward to providing input from the Dublin City Schools point of view.”

The committee met for the first time last week and a significant amount of time was spent discussing post-secondary education options for students. In the past, post-secondary education predominantly referred to a bachelors or associates degree, and there are many more options available today.

“It is important to have graduation requirements in place that prove our students are ready for the next step,” Dr. Miller said. “One of the toughest and most involved questions facing the committee is where does K-12 public education place its emphasis and focus? College prep? Career prep? Or some combination of the two?”

The committee consists of representatives from different types of districts including career and tech centers, urban, rural, and suburban. Members will meet twice a month until the first week of April, as they continue to discuss the requirements. The committee will make a recommendation to the State Superintendent who will then make a recommendation to the State Board of Education.

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