Olentangy Local Schools has been the fastest growing district in the state for the last ten years, but the district’s state funding hasn’t kept up with the growth. Olentangy last received a substantial increase in state funding in 2005, when the district had 8,000 fewer students and 11 fewer buildings. When Governor Kasich released his initial budget proposal in February, it included a school-funding plan that finally recognized Olentangy’s growth. That plan would have provided a substantial increase in funding and eased the burden on local taxpayers as the district continues to grow. This week a group of lawmakers in the Ohio House has approved a revised version of the budget that essentially wipes out Olentangy’s funding increase. As the legislation moves on to the Ohio Senate, Olentangy’s School Funding Action Committee (SFAC) is asking all residents to take part in a letter-writing campaign to encourage senators to support additional funding for Olentangy and tax relief for its residents. To learn more about the letter-writing campaign, click here. To view Superindentent Wade Lucas’ testimony before the House Finance and Appropriations Committee, click here.