Ohio public schools

photo of Bob Cupp, John Patterson
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The Republican and Democratic lawmakers behind the new school funding formula proposal are taking their plan on the road to explain it to different teachers and school administrators around Ohio.

Representatives Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) said their formula ends up accurately reflecting how much state money each school district needs. 

Partners Provide Extras At I Promise School

Mar 27, 2019
photo of LeBron James I Promise cutout
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

LeBron James’ family foundation and I Promise School in Akron are benefitting from his recent NBA scoring record.

photo of Bob Cupp, John Patterson
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Governors and state lawmakers have struggled for decades with school funding. The Ohio Supreme Court has struck down the property-tax based funding method four times in the last 22 years. Now two lawmakers say they think they’ve finally fixed it. Their new school funding formula they say is stable, customizable and transparent.

Matt Huffman
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A Republican state senator wants to roll back almost a hundred requirements on school districts. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports they range from mandates on school personnel to directives for students in classrooms.

Capri Cafaro
OHIO SENATE

A state lawmaker is asking school officials to take more steps to make sure that kids who may be living in dangerous conditions don’t fall through the cracks. 

Democratic Senator Capri Cafaro of the Youngstown area recalls the story of Teddy, a 14-year-old who was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

Cafaro’s bill would require school principals to enter any new students into a child welfare database to make sure there aren’t any pending cases.