DeRolph v. State of Ohio

Unions, DeRolph case group condemn ‘backpack’ school funding

BY: - May 7, 2021

Ohio’s teachers unions and the organization that started a decades-long fight to change public school funding in the state are calling a new attempt to expand private school vouchers a “direct assault on the Ohio Constitution.” The two-page bill which entered the Ohio House on Wednesday, says it is “the General Assembly’s intent” that the […]

Subject of ’91 education funding lawsuit sees hope in new formula in state budget

BY: - May 6, 2021

In 1991, Sheridan High School freshman Nathan DeRolph thought Ohio’s education funding formula would change before he entered college. He and his parents had filed a lawsuit against the state that would eventually make it to the Ohio Supreme Court, fighting against the overreliance on property taxes built into public school funding. “I kind of […]

State budget folds in education overhaul

BY: - April 16, 2021

The newest state budget bill being considered by the Ohio legislature now includes an overhaul of public school funding decades after it was deemed unconstitutional. Among budget changes such as tax cuts, the Ohio House picked up the public school funding formula changes that were introduced in their own bill at the beginning of the […]

Two bills seek to address unconstitutional public school funding before year’s end

BY: - November 9, 2020

Running parallel to a House Bill in the works for years, Ohio state senators have introduced a similar proposal to equalize the public school budget formula and set up the next General Assembly with a “blueprint” for a funding overhaul. In a virtual press conference on Friday, state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, and Sen. Vernon […]

School funding bill to get new look under new speaker

BY: - August 20, 2020

A school funding bill originally sponsored by new Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp is getting a fresh look and hopefully time in front of legislative committees before year’s end, according the legislator now heading up the bill. The other original sponsor of the proposed legislation, state Rep. John Patterson, said a substitute bill is in […]