COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) this morning announced the pending Conference Committee report for Senate Bill 8, which includes an amendment that will help ensure Newark Digital Academy will remain open to serve the needs of Licking County.
 
“The work of the Conference Committee on this bill, proves that the Ohio Senate and House are committed to finding a solution that keeps Newark Digital Academy open," said Hottinger. "This high performing school plays a vital role in preparing the next generation in Licking County the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.” 

Newark Digital Academy graduates approximately 100 students from Licking County every year who are pursuing their high school education. The mission of the school is to provide a foundation for college and career readiness by offering an alternative, high quality education where any Ohio K-12 student can access tuition-free, online classes.
 
“I am very pleased with the work of the Senate Bill 8 Conference Committee. Their decision to include the Newark Digital Academy amendment is a testament to the hard working students, staff, and administration at the school.” said Representative Scott Ryan (R-Granville), who joined Hottinger in the work to preserve Newark Digital Academy.
 
The amendment will keep Newark City Schools as the sponsor of Newark Digital Academy and will prevent the Ohio Department of Education or the State School Board from taking any further action on the issue.
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