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School Funding Call to Action Message

Dear Olentangy families,

During the past number of years you have heard me, our district administrators, and school board members speak about the unfairness of state funding toward our school district. Over the last 18 months, Ohio House Representatives Cupp and Patterson have worked with other elected officials and school district administrators to come up with a better public school funding formula. This bipartisan task force has created the Ohio Fair School Funding plan with the goal to insert it into the state’s biennial budget this year. View the Ohio Fair School Funding Plan.
 

The Ohio Fair School Funding Plan looks at all aspects of school funding to create a formula that is fair to all 610 Ohio public school districts. The plan has statewide support from school administrators from small to large, urban to rural school districts. For Olentangy, this plan is fair as it eliminates the caps on funding which have drastically impacted our state revenue for years.

This plan, however, is not a done deal as it moves through the budget process. We need every Olentangy resident to contact our elected officials to tell them to support the Ohio Fair Funding Plan. Below is a sample letter/email/phone message and contact information that you may use. I urge you to contact them this week as they will be on spring recess April 15-28. Our elected officials need to hear from all voters, so please share this with your friends and neighbors.


Sincerely,

Mark T. Raiff, Superintendent
Olentangy Schools

SAMPLE MESSAGE

Dear (insert Sen. Brenner, Rep. Carfagna or Rep. Jordan)

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) have recently introduced their Fair School Funding Plan.

That plan would make a very positive difference in funding for the Olentangy Local School District. Specifically, it begins the process of eliminating the gain caps that have penalized our school district for years. I urge you to support this important plan!

Sincerely,

(Insert your name and contact information)


Here is the contact for our House and Senate members:

Rep. Kris Jordan (House District 67)
77 S. High St
11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Office Phone # (614) 644-6711
Official email:Rep67@ohiohouse.gov

Rep. Rick Carfagna (House District 68)
77 S. High St
13th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Office Phone # (614) 466-1431
Official email:Rep68@ohiohouse.gov

Senator Andrew Brenner
1 Capitol Square
Ground Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
Office Phone # (614) 466-8086
Email: Brenner@ohiosenate.gov