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Governor John Kasich’s New School Funding Plan Update
After reviewing Governor John Kasich’s new school funding plan called Achievement Everywhere: Common Sense for Ohio’s Classrooms that was released on January 31st. I must say it is a lot to digest on the surface. While it is encouraging that the Governor says that no district will receive less than it did in the current 2013 fiscal year. I think it is too early to tell if this helps or hurts the North Royalton City School District one way or the other. The details are always what counts with a budget proposal. A key piece of information that we don’t have yet are the simulations by district. Below are some other highlights from the Governor’s School Funding Plan:
• 5.9% and 3.2% increases in base funding for fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, respectively.
• Funds targeted to lower-wealth districts.
• No change from existing levels in the Tangible Personal Property (TPP) and Utility Tangible Personal Property (UTPP) tax replacement payments.
• No districts would receive less money than they do in FY 2013.
• Funds targeted for special needs students and for equal access to early childhood education.
• Grant funds available to help districts investigate innovative programs to maximize resources.
• $8 million for school safety grants.
• Proposed relief from certain mandates.

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