• Dear Olentangy residents,

    Thank you to everyone who has contacted Sen. Andrew Brenner and Reps. Kris Jordan and Rick Carfagna about supporting the proposed Ohio Fair School Funding Plan that came out of the Cupp-Patterson Task Force. Unfortunately, Speaker of the House Larry Householder has indicated the plan may not make it into the state budget. We now need our residents to reach out to the Speaker to tell him that this new funding proposal is a fair proposal for Ohio.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Mark T. Raiff
    Superintendent, Olentangy Local Schools

     

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    Dear Speaker Householder:

    My name is ________________ and I am a (parent, teacher, tax payer, etc.) who lives in the Olentangy Local School District. Reps. Cupp (R) and Patterson (D) introduced their Fair School Funding plan several weeks ago. That bi-partisan plan would make a very positive difference in funding for the Olentangy Local School District, especially since it begins the process of eliminating the gain caps that have penalized our school district for years.

    I understand that you are considering submitting the House’s version of the budget without this item. By not supporting this plan, you are continuing to put a terrible burden on Olentangy property owners and are sending a message that students in our school district are less important than those in other counties that are much better funded by the state. It is important that our state finally provide fair state funding for ALL of our students. Currently, Olentangy only receives $600 per pupil in state funding when private schools receive $1,267 per pupil and the state’s average is over $4,800 per pupil. In fact, Olentangy is actually receiving $30 less per pupil than it did in 2006! I strongly urge you to include the Cupp-Patterson Fair School Funding Proposal in the House’s version of the state budget.

    Sincerely,

    (Insert your name and contact information)

    Here is the contact for Speaker Householder:

    Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
    77 S. High St, 14th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Office Phone # (614) 466-2500
    Official email: Rep72@ohiohouse.gov

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Proud to serve as your Superintendent, 

    Mark T. Raiff
    Superintendent, Olentangy Local Schools