Ohio House Bill 305 - School Funding

HB 305 aims to create a new school funding system using a revised formula on a per-student basis.

SUMMARY:

If enacted, HB 305 would modify the state's education funding system to include a base cost per pupil and additional funding for specific groups of students. The new system would consider each district individually to assign them a base cost which aims to more accurately reflect a district's operating needs.

The revised formula would also specify funds for targeted assistance, special education, economically disadvantaged districts, English learners, and gifted students. These additional funds are meant to make primary and secondary education more equitable across the state. 

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Speaker Robert R. Cupp

Representative John Patterson

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representative Steven Arndt
Representative Brian Baldridge
Representative Gil Blair
Representative Louis W. Blessing III
Representative Kristin Boggs
Representative Janine R. Boyd
Representative Juanita Brent
Representative Richard Brown
Representative Rick Carfagna
Representative Jack Cera
Representative Randi Clites
Representative Erica C. Crawley
Representative Jeffrey Crossman
Representative Anthony DeVitis
Representative Sedrick Denson
Representative Tavia Galonski
Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari
Representative Timothy Ginter
Representative Doug Green
Representative Dave Greenspan
Representative Stephen D. Hambley
Representative Paula Hicks Hudson
Representative Brett Hudson Hillyer
Representative James M. Hoops
Representative Stephanie Howse
Representative Catherine D. Ingram
Representative Don Jones
Representative Candice R. Keller
Representative Brigid Kelly
Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent
Representative Darrell Kick
Representative J. Kyle Koehler
Representative David Leland
Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan
Representative Mary Lightbody
Representative P. Scott Lipps
Representative Beth Liston
Representative Susan Manchester
Representative Don Manning
Representative Gayle Manning
Representative Adam C. Miller
Representative Joe Miller
Representative Jessica Miranda
Representative Michael J. O'Brien
Representative Rick Perales
Representative Tracy Richardson
Representative Craig S. Riedel
Representative Phil Robinson
Representative Bill Roemer
Representative John M. Rogers
Representative Mark J. Romanchuk
Representative Allison Russo
Representative Scott K. Ryan
Representative Gary Scherer
Representative William Seitz
Representative Michael Sheehy
Representative Michael Skindell
Representative Kent Smith
Representative Lisa Sobecki
Representative Dick Stein
Representative Fred Strahorn
Representative Bride Rose Sweeney
Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
Representative Terrence Upchurch
Representative Casey Weinstein
Representative Thomas West

COMMITTEE:

House Finance Committee

COMPANION BILL:

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-305

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-committee-documents?id=GA133-HB-305

BILL STATUS:

House

Introduced in House on June 26, 2019

Referred to Committee on June 28, 2019

Hearings on

  • October 10, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

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