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Ohio Budget Cuts $780 Million from Schools

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    News
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    It’s official: Schools lose $780 million

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    BY JIM SIEGEL

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    When the dust settled on the new state budget, operating funds for Ohio schools were cut nearly $780 million for the next two years, with 17 central Ohio districts facing reductions that top 10 percent this school year.

    Schools were among those cut as Gov. John Kasich and GOP lawmakers dealt with a significant budget shortfall resulting from the use of more than $8 billion in one-time money to balance the previous two-year budget, which ended June 30.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/07/12/its-official-schools-lose-780m.html?sid=101

    #451685

    Tenzo
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    That is big money savings.

    I mean, you could build 12 Scioto mile fountains with that much scratch

    #451686

    myliftkk
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    I’m curious why there’s such a huge variance in the spectrum of cuts across districts.

    For example, it make little sense that Pickerington (school pop ~ 10k+) barely has to cut anything from a huge budget while Dublin (school pop ~ 14k) gets hammered on a budget that is nearly half to start with. If there’s logic in Kasich’s new school funding formula at the state level, it would seem to defy inspection at the results.

    From a political standpoint it makes sense. Outlying counties went for Kasich fairly strongly, Franklin did not.

    #451687

    cc
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    I guess I am reading this:

    “State-only school aid actually increases in the budget, but it is more than offset by the decision not to replace $450 million in federal stimulus money ….”

    and thinking a good chunk has to do with all the money the schools got from the federal government last year and are not getting this year. I do not think it is a conspiracy.

    #451688

    myliftkk
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    cc said:
    I guess I am reading this:

    “State-only school aid actually increases in the budget, but it is more than offset by the decision not to replace $450 million in federal stimulus money ….”

    and thinking a lot has to do with all the money the schools got from the federal government last year and are not getting this year. I do not think it is a conspiracy. I also am not sure you can put most of the blame on the State.

    That’s a meaningless statement in the article. Federal funding was routed to states to help plug their budgetary holes. It’s not as if the federal funding vis-a-vis the stimulus was going to states prior to the stimulus. It just allowed states to avoid a major funding problem two years ago.

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