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After a Generation, Is There Finally a Fix for School Funding?

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KENT, Ohio (WKSU) — In laying out his proposed budget this month, Gov. Mike DeWine specifically said that the state legislature should do the heavy lifting when it comes to school funding. The state Supreme Court has been saying the same thing — for over 20 years. Our education series, “Learning Curve,” examines a $2 billion… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

Governor Not Yet Embracing School Funding Redistribution Idea

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Governor Mike DeWine is not embracing a school funding reform idea the leader of the Ohio House threw out earlier this week. Earlier this week, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R- Glenford) suggested lawmakers pool local tax dollars in a fund that the state can redistribute to districts based on their capacity to generate tax revenue. Householder… Read More

Speaker Has Concerns About New School Funding Formula

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A new school funding formula from two state representatives is getting a lot of attention. But while the House Speaker calls the existing formula a “disaster”, he says the new one isn’t a done deal. If fully funded over two years, the new formula would cost just over $1 billion more than the current K-12 budget. But… Read More