Hudson maintains its status quo in school funding

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson City School District will neither lose or gain funding under the reform plan proposed for school funding by Gov. John Kasich.

The Total Achievement Everywhere funding shows Hudson received $9.6 million for 2013 and will receive $9.6 million in 2014 base on an enrollment of 4,567 students.

The total of $9.6 million is based on the sum of $4.62 million for core opportunity aid; $1.69 million for students with disabilities; $18,757 for English language learners; $13,612 for economically disadvantaged students; $228,367 for gifted and talented students; and $3 million guaranteed funds.

In general, under the new formula, the state will distribute funding to schools based on what a 20-mill levy would generate in a district with property valuations of $250,000 per students. In the lowest wealth districts, that valuation is about $50,000, while two dozen districts have valuations of more than $250,000.

The state also will provide additional "targeted assistance" to schools based on the income levels of their residents, meaning poorer districts would receive more state assistance than wealthier ones.

The report can viewed at http://jobsbudget.ohio.gov/documents/Preliminary-District.pdf

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