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Ohio School Superintendents to Get Preview of Kasich’s New Funding Formula Thursday

Two years ago, Gov. John Kasich said he was going to come up with a new way to fund public education. On Thursday, school superintendents will get their first official look at Kasich’s proposed model.

Representatives from the governor’s office will address school superintendents and charter school officials at a meeting Thursday afternoon in Columbus, Buckeye Association of School Administrators lobbyist Tom Ash says.

Kasich is expected to formally release his budget proposal on Feb. 4.

Kasich has promised a dramatic overhaul of how Ohio funds public schools, but details on what exactly that will entail have been scarce.

Earlier this year, administration officials said the new school funding model could target money to districts that were less able to raise funds locally, and would take into account the different types of students schools enroll. Administration officials have also said the new formula may allow public funding to follow students to wherever they enroll, whether at traditional public, charter or private schools.

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