Board’s resolutions protest funding decisions

By PAMELA WILLIS  Wednesday August 26, 2015 12:43 PM

The Worthington school board is taking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to task for a veto decision related to the state budget that slashed more than $10 million from the district’s bottom line.

Board members also have asked state legislators to stop shifting funds from public schools to fund charter schools.

The board invited state Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and state Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) to a workshop Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss that loss of state funding and two resolutions that ask legislators to reverse Kasich’s decisions.

The first resolution asks legislators to sponsor a bill to override the gubernatorial veto that eliminated the tangible personal property tax reimbursement for 2017. The second resolution asks for an alteration in the state funding formula for charter schools, which currently deducts state dollars from public schools for students in a given district who choose to attend charter or community schools.

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