President Barrack Obama will visit Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus on Tuesday afternoon to discuss
the American Jobs Act proposal he plans to send to Congress this week. During his visit he will be highlighting his plan to
modernize schools across the country and the effect his proposal will have on Ohio’s teachers and school districts.
The American Jobs Act proposes $25 billion of spending on school infrastructure that would modernize at least 35,000
public schools, which the president believes will create jobs while improving classrooms and upgrading schools to meet 21st
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was the first of Obama’s cabinet members to visit Ohio after the
president announced his jobs plan Thursday evening, coming to Columbus last Friday.
As the president travels to Central Ohio, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will also announce new legislation — the Fix America’s
Schools Today (FAST) Act — that he says would support an estimated 12,800 Ohio jobs through the modernization and
repair of Ohio schools.