Ohio Supreme Court Ends School Funding Case

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, May 16, 2003 - 02:56 PM
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The Ohio Supreme Court today ended the state’s 12-year-old school funding case that led to three rulings declaring Ohio’s educational system unconstitutional. Ohio has spent billions of additional dollars on schools as a result of the lawsuit, named for Perry County student Nathan Derolph. The court ruled 5-to-2 to “end any further litigation” in the case first filed in Perry County yin 1991. The case was filed after the young Derolph had to sit on a classroom floor to take a test because the school did not have enough money for desks. Writing for the majority, Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton says it’s now up the legislature to fix Ohio’s school funding system, which remains unconstitutional. Justice Alice Robie Resnik and Francis Sweeny dissented without comment.

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