school funding

Chart with increases in revenue
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A report commissioned by Ohio’s three major public school groups shows that state funding for K-12 education hasn’t bridged the gap between rich and poor districts.

It’s the first comprehensive look at state and local aid for schools since a landmark Ohio Supreme Court ruling declaring the property tax based funding system unconstitutional.

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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron is looking to recruit more Ohio athletes for their sports programs as a means of also bringing in more state funding to the school.

Funding is awarded for every course a student completes, as well as when they graduate— and President Matt Wilson says Akron’s athletes graduate at a higher rate than the student body.

photo of Gov John Kasich at OSBA meeting
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The relationship between Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s education leaders has been troubled for years. When it comes to school administrators, they’ve seen proposals from Kasich that cut funding and change the structure of school boards. These decisions loomed over Kasich as he addressed a statewide school boards association conference for the first time in his seven years in office.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Gov. John Kasich and lawmakers are about to go into another budget season where state leaders will likely have to find ways to cut back.

Kasich is insisting they increase funding in at least one area.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

  A collection of frustrated school administrators say it's time for the state to change the way charter schools get their money. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

When a student leaves a traditional public school district for a charter school, a certain amount of money is taken out of the district’s funding pot and follows that student.

About 35 school districts passed resolutions calling for the state to change that.