Friday, February 08, 2013

What you should know about Kasich's budget

The Logan Daily News has more info on Gov. John Kasich budget:

If Gov. John Kasich’s plan for the biannual budget is approved, the Logan-Hocking School District will not receive additional funding for Fiscal Year 2014 or 2015, but will match their totals from FY 2013. This could leave the LHSD to face a deficit of $1.1 million for FY 2015 under the most recent financial analysis conducted by LHSD Treasurer Paul Shaw.

If approved in its current form, the LHSD will be receiving $18,014,155 in funding from the state for each FY 2014 and FY 2015, which is the same amount received in FY 2013.

Shaw said he was disappointed with the news, and noted that of all the school districts in 12 Appalachian counties — including Hocking County — none will receive a funding increase under Kasich’s proposed budget....

Gov. John Kasich is setting up some of the poorer school districts in the state to fail. Kasich's supporters in Americans for Prosperity must be so proud of him. The rest of us in Ohio should look for a Democratic challenger for Kasich. We cannot continue on this dangerous path that Kasich is taking.