Eye on Education

Senate Ed Committee Chair: Not All Districts Will Get More Money Under Kasich’s School Funding Proposal


And Peggy Lehner, chair of the Ohio Senate Education Committee, told WYSO’s Emily McCord everyone is waiting for the details:

LEHNER: So, while we haven’t seen the details, and of course we’re going to be looking very closely at those details in the weeks ahead, I have full faith that the budget that the governor’s going to give us on Monday is going to explain to us very clearly how this additional money has been found and reallocated to pay for our school system.

Lehner, R-Kettering, also said that some districts will not get much more state funding under Kasich’s proposal:

LEHNER: Well certainly the city of Dayton schools will benefit. Most of our communities are going to get substantially more money from the state under this formula. Some of them won’t. Frankly, Oakwood won’t be receiving much in this part of the formula at all. The governor divided the property wealth of the districts across the state into five quintiles. The highest quintiles are not going to get funded in this part of the formula. But it’s important to keep in mind that this is only part of the formula. On top of that, the governor has added a lot of money for other things…

Listen to the full interview with Lehner here.


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