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Fair School Funding

Updated 4-12-2021

The District held a  School Funding Virtual Public Forum March 22 featuring Senator Andrew Brenner, State Reps. Rick Carfagna and Kris Jordan, as well as District Superintendent Mark Raiff and District Treasurer Emily Hatfield. The group discussed  the state's current school funding status as well as an update on the status of the Fair State Funding Plan. 

School Funding Virtual Public Forum Q&A


Updated 11-6-2020

Senators Peggy Lehner and Vernon Sykes introduce SB 376, a companion bill to substitute HB 305- the Fair School Funding Plan.  The Senate bill and substitute HB 305 are identical, thus allowing for hearings to occur simultaneously in both the House and Senate. 

Testimony in both legislative branches are expected to begin in the next week or two.  Hearings may be viewed on www.ohiochannel.org

Additional information regarding the details of the Fair School Funding Plan are available at https://sites.google.com/view/ohiofairschoolfunding.

We encourage you to contact your legislators regarding this very important matter.  Your legislators may be found at http://webapp2.ode.state.oh.us/legislator/search/.


One of the most critical factors in Olentangy Schools’ continued success is the ability to receive fair funding from the state. All residents are strongly encouraged to learn more about how the state funds our schools, specifically Olentangy. The two links below outline the State of Ohio’s budget process and a recent proposal to change how the state funds schools.