Long-Awaited Report on Ohio School Aid Calls for Tax Reform
After 18 months of deliberation, a panel of Ohio educators, lawmakers, and community leaders has released a series of recommendations designed to unravel the state’s tangled school financing laws and make them more equitable.
Ohio, which has 613 school districts, also has a complex school funding formula that has been ruled unconstitutional by the state supreme court four times because the formula relies too much on local property taxes.
In May 2003, however, the court ruled that it was up to the legislature to fix the shortcomings in the current system. ( "Ohio Court Declares End to DeRolph School Funding Case," ...
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