NEA will use existing communication resources to coordinate with the rural community of Piketon, Ohio, and its local school district to inform members and the general public about Zahns Corner Middle School that is permanently closed at this time due to the discovery of radiological contaminants in the school and nearby federal air monitors. The school is located less than two miles away from a former gaseous diffusion plant.


  1. NEA’s voice would amplify the story to educators and policymakers.
  2. NEA would highlight the need to find a path forward for students, families, and the community for a safe environment to learn, live, and prosper.


Dennis Foreman - OH

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $5,500.