ACE Action Alert

Can you believe the Columbus Dispatch article titled, “Lawmakers aren’t near a school-funding resolution” from earlier this week?  Even the Ohio House Republicans believe that Governor Kasich’s school funding plan is inadequate.

Click here to view the Columbus Dispatch’s article about Governor Kasich’s school funding plan.

While the article focused on the view of legislators, policy analysts and even Students First, it didn’t mention what teachers and other education professionals think about the Governor’s proposed funding plan.

That is why your voice needs to be heard at the Ohio Statehouse.  Please join your colleagues at OEA’s next Member Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 and make sure your voice is heard. To register for Lobby Day, please click here.

As a reminder, over 80 percent of poor and rural districts would get no new state funding in Governor Kasich’s proposed funding formula. These districts would see drastic cuts in their state funding under Governor Kasich’s proposed funding formula if it were not for the nearly $900 million these districts receive in guarantee funds from the state.

But this fund is also on the chopping block.   Governor Kasich has promised to eliminate the “guarantee” in his next budget.

That is why your voice needs to be heard at the Ohio Statehouse.  Please join your colleagues at OEA’s next Member Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 and make sure your voice is heard. To register for Lobby Day, please click here.

If you are interested in lobbying your member of the General Assembly on the current budget proposal or other legislative initiatives that impact public education but cannot attend the next lobby day, please consider lobbying your Ohio Senator and Representative back home.  Click here and download a quick guide on how to contact your legislators.

We hope to see you on April 16th.

OEA Government Relations

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