Kasich Budget Plan Changes School Funding Formula
Ohio Governor John Kasich's two year state budget proposal changes the school funding formula. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on which districts will be the likely winners and losers.
Kasich’s proposed budget says those districts that have the highest property wealth and the highest income from taxpayers will get less money from the state. And he knows that might mean many suburban schools will be flat funded….or even face cuts.
Kasich “Now it’s going to mean about half of the school districts in the state are going to see negative numbers.”
Kasich says he realizes some suburban districts, areas that tend to favor Republicans in elections, might not like this new formula. But he says it is fair. And he says since it will be based on growth, some high growth districts will actually see increases in funding.