Ohio school districts are funded by state money, local income and property taxes and federal funds. On average, districts get slightly less than half of their funding from the state, but the mix varies by district.
The state section of the Ohio’s funding pie has gotten a lot of attention recently. In early 2011, lawmakers scrapped the existing formula that had been used to allocate state money.
Now Gov. John Kasich plans to introduce a new way to divvy up state funds among school districts, but hasn’t said publicly when the plan will be released.
We thought it would be a good time to take a district-by-district look at how much schools rely on the state. The map below does just that.
To use it, find your school district and click to see how much state revenue per student your district gets, the total amount of state funding and other information. Use the buttons at left to zoom in and out, and the hand pointer to move the map.
State Revenue as Percent of Total Revenue
Source: Ohio Department of Education (2010-11 data) | Download Data