Ohio Lawmakers Consider Options for Funding E-Schools
The Ohio House and Senate are exploring options when it comes to how the state gives money to e-schools. The debate over funding can get complicated.
There are several types of e-schools in Ohio. There are digital platforms found within traditional public schools, charter schools, and dropout prevention and recovery schools.
The question for the joint committee on e-school funding is what should they base the funding off of -- enrollment, course completion or graduation.
Erik Tritsch of the Fairborn Digital Academy said it should be a little of everything.
“This would allow schools to plan in budget for fixed costs of running a school and incentivize schools to help students make progress toward graduation," he said. "[This] should be the goal of our students, not just logging into class.”
Lawmakers said they plan to have in-depth conversations before possibly making recommendations in this year’s budget.