Ohio Fair School Funding Plan
A comprehensive, fair school funding plan for Ohio
Ohio has long needed a rational, transparent, comprehensive and – most of all – fair system for funding its schools. Unfortunately, Ohio’s current school funding formula is not working. In fact, four out of five districts (82%) are now funded off the formula with a cap limiting funding or a guarantee underpinning it. This is because our school funding formula and system is not based on the actual needs of our students, schools and communities.
To meet the challenges ahead, to continue progress, Ohio needs to change school funding now.
Robert R. CuppRepresentative (R) Ohio House District 4
John PattersonRepresentative (D)Ohio House District 99
State Representatives Robert Cupp, a Lima Republican, and John Patterson, a Jefferson Democrat, convened local superintendents and treasurers to develop a comprehensive, fair plan with feedback from other frontline educators. After fifteen months of hard work, an exceptional proposal was built from the ground up by the educational leaders. The challenges and recommendations are published in the Fair School Funding Plan.