Superintedent Dr. George Wood on the possibility of losing some state funding

Athens County Schools Could Lose Some State Funding

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Governor John Kasich’s plan for school funding is focusing on whether schools have lost enrollment to decide if a school will get less funding next fiscal year.

This mean 289 districts in Ohio could lose money next fiscal year, and 73 more would see no additional state funding, according to a report by The Columbus Dispatch.

Those schools who will receive a cut in funds would not see funding in year two of the budget either.

This proposal could greatly impact local schools in Athens County, Federal Hocking School District could lose up to $169,375. Athens City School District could lose $5,228. Alexander Local School District could lose $7,419. Nelsonville- York City School District would lose just over $1,000. Trimble Local School District would lose just over $300.

Federal Hocking School District Superintendent Dr. George Wood says he doesn’t think Kasich’s plan will be approved by lawmakers.