A school funding measure introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives might well put a smile on the face of Delaware County school officials.
The County’s four home-based districts would each receive an increase under the measure, each receiving a share of the proposed $600 million increase over two years.
A full 10% of that amount, $64 million, would arrive in Franklin County school districts during the first two years (2019-2021).
Although the bill purports to direct increases to rural areas and high-poverty rate urban districts, there are some surprising figures in estimates related last week for House Bill 305, whose main sponsors are a Lima Republican, Rep Robert Cupp, and an Ashtabula County Democrat, John Patterson.
Olentangy Local Schools would see the biggest boost – and one of the largest in the state by percentage.
Delaware County districts would see the following increases for the first year:
A copy of the legislation, which is the product of almost two years of working with educators, can be found here.