December 21, 2012: Gongwer Ohio

Administration Consults with Cincinnati on Student-Based Budgeting in Context of Funding Formula

Gongwer Ohio, Volume #81, Report #247, Friday, December 21, 2012

The Kasich administration has reached out to several districts, including Cincinnati Public Schools,  for information on best practices regarding the development of a new school funding formula.Ohio 8 member, Mary Ronan, explained,

“They did call and talked to us because we’ve been doing a student-based budget with our schools over the years and having the money follow the children, so they asked me questions about that, questions about shared services and efficiencies that we have found,” she said in an interview.”

Kevin Dalton, President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers and an Ohio 8 member, explained the Ohio 8’s current work around school funding,

“”The Ohio 8 is seeking to ensure that the priorities specific to large and other urban districts…are preserved regardless of what framework or approach is really taken by the administration when it comes to their new funding formula,” he said.”

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