Kasich’s New School Funding Plan Would Increase Funding, Expand Vouchers
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Kasich’s New School Funding Plan Would Increase Funding, Expand Vouchers

Gov. John Kasich presented his school funding plan to school superintendents Thursday in Columbus.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to increase state education spending by $1.2 billion over the next two years, but the proposed increase falls short of replacing education funding cut in the last state budget.

Kasich is also calling for expanding vouchers to lower-income families throughout the state.

Like other governors, Kasich cut education spending in 2011 in the face of the national recession. Now, as state revenues rebound, Kasich joins other governors including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Pennsylvannia Gov. Tom Corbett in making up for those cuts.

“No school district will receive less money than last year,” Kasich told superintendents Thursday.

Many superintendents, braced for another round of cuts, were relieved at the broad details of Kasich’s plan. But the governor says his office will not release details about how individual school districts will fare under his proposal until the middle of next week.

Story filed by Molly Bloom. StateImpact Ohio

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