Building Safe Schools Without Arming School Personnel

July 22, 2022

According to the Ohio Capital Journal, individual teachers, teachers’ unions, the Fraternal Order of Police, anti-gun violence activists and others opposed the policy, but Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation in June that could allow teachers to carry firearms in …

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School Vouchers Hurt Ohio Municipalities

January 24, 2022

School vouchers hurt voucher students, district students, school districts, other political subdivisions, public retirement systems, and school district employees. How Do Vouchers Affect Municipalities? 1. When vouchers extract money from the funds for public schools, the school district must ask …

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RESOLUTION TEMPLATE for HB 1- The Fair School Funding Plan

April 7, 2021

The Wilmington school board has endorsed Ohio House Bill (HB) 1 — also known as the Fair School Funding Plan. In making the endorsement, board members passed a resolution stating Ohio’s current school funding system “lacks a rational basis for …

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24 Years After the DeRolph Decision

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021 is the 24th anniversary of the DeRolph decision! On March 24, 1997, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that the state funding system “fails to provide for a thorough and efficient system of common schools,” as required …

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Put Ohio Lottery in Control of Legal Sports Betting

February 9, 2021

Ohio’s 24-year quest to find a constitutional school-funding formula appears headed for yet another roadblock – this one courtesy of the state’s powerful casino interests. Back in 2009, the casinos drafted themselves a constitutional monopoly, then paid for the campaign …

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Proclaim Feb. 22-26, 2021 as Public Schools Week

January 17, 2021

Public Education Partners (PEP) is a statewide nonprofit that was created to connect and unite advocates that support public school districts and the children and families they serve. The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding (OCEASF) was …

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