COLUMBUS – State Sen. Kris Jordan today urged Ohio Senate leaders to support the Olentangy Local School District, which is being shortchanged by the current school funding formula.

Olentangy is one of the state’s largest and fastest-growing districts. Under the current formula, Olentangy is adversely impacted by a state limit on how much new funding a district can receive from one year to the next. This so-called “gain cap” costs Olentangy millions of dollars. In fact, Olentangy receives less per pupil in state support than private schools.

In a letter to Senate leaders, Jordan (R-Ostrander) said that while there are many competing requests for limited state resources, Olentangy has a strong case and has earned the legislature’s support.

“They have proven to be effective in their use of our tax dollars and provide a high quality education for local students. Parental engagement is strong and families take pride in Olentangy,” Jordan said.

In his letter, Jordan noted several options that could help Olentangy, including increasing or removing the gain cap or ensuring public schools receive at least the same amount per pupil as private schools.

“It’s time we stop punishing Olentangy for doing the right things.” Jordan said.

 
 
 
  
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