Marion City Schools Superintendent Ron Iarussi believes the future of education in Ohio is moving in the right direction due to the recent overhaul of the state school funding plan.
Last month, state lawmakers passed the Fair School Funding Plan that was included in the state budget, which will be in place for the next two fiscal years.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the plan changes the way schools get money from the state. For example, the state will look at both local incomes and property values to determine how much a district should be able to cover on its own. And their base amount (the cost to educate the average student) will be based on local costs instead of a single, statewide average.
The Ohio House of Representatives’ Fair School Funding Plan called for a six-year phase in of about an additional $2 billion for education. However, since the budget is for two…