From a piece of chain e-mail:
Most of you are familiar with the failure of Dayton and other area school
levies. Many, if not all, of you probably also realize that the levy failure
is part of a much bigger issue: state funding for schools. The ohio supreme
court has ruled the state funding system unconstitutional four times and has
ordered the general assembly to completely overhaul and restructure it.
alas, the general assembly has not done so. The current system places the
bulk of the burden for school funding on districts and therefore on local
property taxes. This is inequitable to say the least. Below are the names
and emails for state senators and representatives on the finance committees.
I would encourage all of you to write them as well as to write your local
senator and representative and tell them to get off their legislative polls
and start fixing this.
I would also encourage you to visit these websites:
Even if you don’t have kids or kids in the public schools, this is a huge
issue that affects our communities and our state. Please take some time to
look into and get involved. Thanks!
Committee on Finance and Financial Institutions
John Carey, Chair
Eric H. Kearney
Patricia M. Clancy
Go here to find local Senator:
Sixth District Senator Jeff Jacobson
Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
is subcommittee of
Finance and Appropriations
John M. Schlichter, Chair
Jon M. Peterson
Go here to find local Representative:
37th District Representative Jon Husted