The Morning Journal: Miller, Ballard call for mayor to be on Lorain Academic Distress Commission

“Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer should become the next member of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission that oversees the city schools, said state Rep. Joe Miller.

On Feb. 20, Miller asked his supporters to sign a petition supporting Ritenauer as the candidate to replace Academic Distress Commission Chairman Tony Richardson, who announced in January he was stepping down.

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria will appoint the next Academic Distress Commission member.

Joe Miller

Miller, a former Amherst councilman who taught government at Firelands High School, ripped House Bill 70, the legislation that created the governance process for Lorain City Schools to emerge from the state’s rating of ‘academic distress.’”

Zach Stepp