Funding would increase next year for Streetsboro Schools under governor's plan

by Bob Gaetjens | editor Published:

The state has released the data showing how much each district would receive in Gov. John Kasich's school funding reform plan, and under the plan Streetsboro City Schools would see a slight increase in state funding over the current school year.

The only other districts in Portage County which would see an increase in funding are Ravenna City Schools, Field Local Schools and Aurora City Schools.

According to the data from the governor's office, funding for Streetsboro City Schools would increase nearly 1 percent in the next biennial budget, which Kasich unveiled Feb. 4.

According to a spreadsheet released the afternoon of Feb. 6, Streetsboro's funding for the current school year is $3.268 million, and the funding during the 2013-14 school year would be about $3.3 million.

Included in the approximate $3.3 million the district would receive in 2013-14:

•About $2.3 million in "Core Opportunity Aid," which is "ensures that every school district that levies 20 mills in property taxes … will generate the same as a district with a $250,000 per-pupil property tax base;"

•$537,631 for students with disabilities;

•$5,751 for English language learners;

•$347,907 for economically disadvantaged students; and

• $106,128 to help gifted and talented students excel;

The net increase in funding from the state from the current school year to the 2013-14 school year would be $31,729, according to data from the governor's office.

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