Last Friday, the Ohio eSchool Families & Friends Coalition awarded our annual Golden Apple Award to Senator John Eklund. In a small ceremony held in Middlefield, a very appreciative public eSchool family presented Sen. Eklund with his award.
The Mangan family has a high school-aged son enrolled in an Ohio eSchool. “Our son was born with a myriad of health problems that have affected his behavior and social skills,” said Mrs. Mangan of Geauga County. “Although he excelled in his schoolwork, he would often get in trouble and bullied in the traditional public school he was enrolled in. We have seven children in our family - our son being the youngest - all of our other children were successful in our local school district, but we knew our son NEEDED an alternative option. We are so grateful for the opportunity to choose his educational path. Our eSchool has changed his life and we are so thankful to Senator Eklund for his consistent support of public eSchools and charter schools.”
“Each year our Coalition is proud to recognize legislators who have stood up for a parent’s right to choose the best learning environment for their child. All public schools will benefit when we trust parents,” said Sara Donlon, Ohio eSchool Families & Friends Coalition President.
Congratulations, Senator Eklund on this award. Thank you for being a champion to eSchools and for trusting parents.