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Katy Barricklow

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Katy Barricklow
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Olentangy Local School District, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOhio State University
ProfessionCommittee member
(timed out) Campaign website
Katy Barricklow was a candidate for an at-large position on the Olentangy Local School Board. She lost election on November 5, 2013 in a race against two incumbents and one fellow challenger.


Barricklow has her Bachelor's degree in Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Ohio State University. She is an elected member of Central Committee and sits on the Screening Subcommittee. She resides in Lewis Center, Ohio with her husband and son.[1]



See also: Olentangy Local School District elections (2013)


Olentangy Local School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Wagner Feasel Incumbent 36.4% 8,095
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDave King Incumbent 33.3% 7,416
     Nonpartisan Brian Helwig 15.3% 3,417
     Nonpartisan Katy Barricklow 15% 3,335
Total Votes 22,263
Source: Delaware County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Delaware County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


Barricklow was not endorsed in this campaign.


Barricklow reported no contributions or expenditures to the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Campaign themes

Barricklow stated the following on her website as major issues facing the district, S.T.A.R.S.:[3]

Students deserve policies that support excellent education first. There is much room for improvement for those students who are Advanced Placement or are using an Independent Education Plan. The goal for all students is not only excellent test scores. True success is having those students graduate from high school with all the tools they need to be productive and fulfilled adults. Students should be prepared for entering college if this is their goal, without having to take remedial classes.

Teachers are the life blood of quality education and I believe they need relevant continuing education. They need flexibility to not just teach kids to test well or have a year’s worth of growth in education. They also need be able to teach children to love to learn, a gift that they can carry into adulthood.

As the old adage goes, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. It isn’t enough for the School Board to make good policy. Members should also be willing to expose those areas that can be improved. They need to encourage members of the community to contribute at School Board meetings and welcome an exchange of ideas. The community cares passionately about our schools, and as a school board member, I plan to capitalize on that passion for the betterment of our kids.

I believe that it is important to treat the Taxpayer’s money with even more care than my own. Dollars spent should translate to a tangible increase in benefit to our schools. As the tax burden increases, many families feel that they are forced to choose between funding their child’s education or spending money for extra-curricular activities and even family necessities. I believe that as a school board member, I can do more to preserve funds for areas of education that truly count.

School Board
The School Board holds the responsibility of making policy that recognizes and then solves areas that need improvement in education. They owe it to the community to be transparent and follow Sunshine Laws. As a school board member, I will fulfill my duty to students, parents, administrators and the community as a whole to produce excellent schools in the Olentangy Local School District.

What was at stake?

Four candidates vied for two at-large seats on the Olentangy Local School Board on November 5, 2013. Both incumbents filed for re-election.

About the district

See also: Olentangy Local School District, Ohio
Olentangy Local School District is located in Delaware County, Ohio
Olentangy Local School District in Olentangy is located in Delaware County, which is situated in central Ohio. The county's population was 146,156 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Delaware County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 95.9% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $90,022 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 4.5%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Delaware County (%) Ohio (%)
White 89.8 83.4
Asian 4.7 1.8
Black 3.5 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 2.3 3.3
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 2.3 2.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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