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The Ohio State Education Superintendent and the President of the Ohio State Board of Education toured Ottawa Glandorf High School The Ohio State Education Superintendent and the President of the Ohio State Board of Education toured Ottawa Glandorf High School
State education officials say all the insight will help them when implementing policies. State education officials say all the insight will help them when implementing policies.

The Ohio State Education Superintendent and the President of the Ohio State Board of Education toured Ottawa Glandorf High School to get a better understanding of how a rural education works and some of the challenges and benefits of smaller schools. 

"It's fantastic to see all the great work that Ohio schools are doing you know, sometimes we sit in our little office building and we're dealing with policy and regulation and it's so important to get out and see it where the great work is happening," says Paolo DeMaria, State Superintendent.  

"What life is like on an average day around here, the struggles the challenges but yet the accomplishments they are able to do in such a small capacity," says Tess Elshoff, President of the State Board of Education. 

Putnam County Superintendents say this is a great way for state education officials to see some of the things that don't show up on the state report card. 

"We had the chance to watch them visiting our biomedical course which is a perfect example. It's a course taught very differently then what we have taught in the past and one of our best and our most popular courses as far as getting students ready for a career in a medical field after they leave here," says Don Horstman, Superintendent at Ottawa Glandorf High School. 

"You won't find us on an end of the year exam that students have to take but it's an important class, the kids learn a ton and it's being creative like this class and the engineering classes that we saw in Kalida and Ottoville. We use our creativity but we're still concerned about state tests," says Scott Mangas, Ottoville Superintendent. 

State education officials say all the insight will help them when implementing policies. 

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