Ohio Governor John Kasich: School-funding plan is objective
JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER Associated Press
7:56 PM, Feb 19, 2013
LIMA, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling his school-funding proposal an objective plan that applies equally to all districts based on their property tax wealth, residents' income and individual characteristics of students they serve.
Kasich says in Tuesday's State of the State speech that Ohio's poorest districts and urban districts get more money than the state's wealthiest districts.
Kasich says those districts also get more per-pupil funding before funding guarantees are factored in.
The governor says his plan provides a total of $1.2 billion in new money in 2014 and 2015, which means that by the end of the next two years Ohio will be providing students more in state aid than they received at the height of the 2011 federal stimulus plan.