Ohio Gov, School Districts Differ On Budget Math

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has released figures showing 7 in 10 school districts statewide would see their state aid increased under a formula he's developed in an effort to put more dollars in classrooms. Schools say the end result would be a loss of billions of dollars.

Budget documents Kasich released Thursday show 421 of the 614 districts will see the state share of their budgets rise next year and 405 will see increases the following year. The administration proposes $6.4 billion in state aid the first year and $6.5 billion the second, up 2 percent then 1 percent.

Associations representing school boards and district treasurers estimate Kasich's plan would cut overall funding by $3.1 billion over two years due to the loss of federal stimulus dollars and tax policy changes.

(Copyright 2011 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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