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Capital budget bill carries pieces of education overhaul

BY: - December 21, 2020

The capital bill agreed to in a joint conference committee of the Ohio General Assembly includes a small part of the education overhaul bill that seems to have faded away at the end of the lame duck. Senate Bill 310 provides federal COVID-19 funding, and also makes capital appropriations, some of those directed at education. […]

Education overhaul’s fate uncertain as lame duck nears end

BY: - December 16, 2020

After years of work, an education overhaul bill that would have addressed the state’s public school funding formula could be put on hold yet again as the lame duck session comes to an end. It doesn’t help that House Bill 305’s two sponsors are both out due to positive COVID-19 tests. State Rep. John Patterson, […]

House passes school funding overhaul, sending it to the Senate

BY: - December 4, 2020

In what legislators called a double-decade effort, a public school funding formula model passed the Ohio House with bipartisan support. The bill passed overwhelmingly, with a vote of 84-8. State Rep. John Patterson, D-Jefferson, brought the measure to the floor, just as he and now-House Speaker Bob Cupp brought the measure up the first time, […]

School funding overhaul moves on for full House vote

BY: - December 3, 2020

The Ohio House version of the public school funding overhaul in the works for three years was approved by the House Finance Committee and is headed for a full House vote, led by its former sponsor. HB 305 had its 10th hearing in the finance committee on Wednesday, where the committee heard from several more […]

COVID-19 education rules pass Ohio Senate committee

BY: - December 2, 2020

An effort to continue rules and regulations set forth for schools at the beginning of the pandemic passed through an Ohio Senate committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 358, was originally written to extend pauses on state testing, state report cards, EdChoice private school voucher eligibility and school administration evaluations for the 2020-2021 school year. Also […]

Teachers unions urge veto on school funding bill

BY: - November 25, 2020

Two of Ohio’s top teachers unions are asking the governor to veto a new education bill just passed by the legislature. The Ohio Senate and House passed Senate Bill 89 last week after it spent months in a conference committee being revised and developed into a bill that, among other things, focuses on the private […]