School Districts to State - Ohio Needs Stable Funding

Monday, March 11, 2013

Last month, Gov. John Kasich made waves with his school-funding proposal. The waves have not ceased ... and local districts are still bobbing up and down in rather deep troughs.

The first trough was anticipation before the release that the governor would announce drastic cuts. A temporary crest came with relief when he said no district would receive less than it had the previous year, and cautious optimism when he pledged to send more help to poorer districts.

A second, deeper trough was confusion when analysis of the plan showed many poorer districts received no increase, while some wealthier districts did.

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