Archive for April 3rd, 2016

Local districts forced to shell out $13 million to charter schools

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Wallets of local taxpayers are nearly $13 million lighter as a result of the Ohio Legislature’s inability to fix a convoluted and inequitable school funding formula that literally extracts taxpayer-approved funds from local public school districts to support operations of non-taxpayer-approved charter schools.

The Ohio Legislature created charter, or community, schools in the late 1990s. The intention was to enhance quality education opportunities for “disadvantaged” children …Read More