Marcia A. Futel
|Marcia A. Futel|
|Cincinnati Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Futel earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a co-owner of Chuck Futel and Associates and has provided financial services with the company since 2005. Futel is currently on the Board of Directors for Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati.She and her husband, Chuck, have three kids who have graduated from district schools.
Futel sought election to the board against eight other candidates in the November 5, 2013 general election.
|Cincinnati Board of Education, At-large, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Melanie Bates Incumbent||18.1%||27,469|
|Nonpartisan||Marcia A. Futel||10.1%||15,368|
|Source: Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Elections, "Official Results," accessed December 13, 2013|
On October 14, 2013, The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed Futel for one of four seats on the board.
On her campaign's Facebook page, Futel noted that she is a "dedicated champion of academic achievement for all students, advocate for parent involvement at all levels, and principle-centered teacher and leader to individuals and in the organizations I serve."
What was at stake?
Incumbent Melanie Bates was the only current member of the board seeking re-election in 2013. Eileen Cooper Reed and Catherine Ingram did not file for election and Vanessa White is seeking a seat on the Cincinnati City Council. Bates faced eight other candidates for four available seats on the board.
The district is contending with changing state standards for public schools embodied in the annual Ohio School Report Cards. Cincinnati Public Schools scored a C on the 2012-2013 report for overall performance and only met 45.8% of the state's performance indicators. Superintendent Mary Ronan and board members support strong standards though there is a concern that charter and private schools are not measured by the same standards.
About the district
- See also: Cincinnati Public Schools, Ohio
Cincinnati lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of median income and poverty rate while outpacing the state in higher education attainment. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 31% of Cincinnati residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Cincinnati had a median income of $34,104 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Cincinnati was 27.4% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
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- LinkedIn, "Marcia Futel," Accessed September 12, 2013
- Facebook, "Marcia Futel for School Board," Accessed September 12, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 26, 2013
- Cincinnati Enquirer, "ENDORSEMENT: Leading the public school system," October 14, 2013
- Local 12, "Ohio's school report cards are in," August 23, 2013
- Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Cincinnati Public Schools," Accessed September 12, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Cincinnati," Accessed September 13, 2013
- Hamilton County Board of Elections, "Election Results," Accessed September 13, 2013
- Smart Voter, "President Contests for Hamilton County," Accessed September 13, 2013