School Funding Tops Ohio Legislature Agenda

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Monday, January 20, 2003 - 07:17 AM
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The legislature is gearing up to go back to work on school funding. House Speaker Larry Householder says cutting reliance on property taxes and giving poor districts more money are priorities. Householder says lawmakers would be working on school funding even without pressure from the Ohio Supreme Court. The court has repeatedly ruled that the funding system is unconstitutional. Householder’s son goes to high school in the same district that Nathan Derolph attended. Derolph sued the state in 1991, claiming the state’s system of basing school funding on property taxes was unconstitutional. The case has been unresolved since then.

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