Rep. Sobecki Votes to
Pass the Fair School Funding Plan
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki
(D-Toledo) last week voted to pass House Bill (HB) 305 "Fair
School Funding Plan", a bill she co-sponsored, after
speaking in favor of the bill during floor debate.
"Today was a long time
coming. 'The Fair School Funding Plan' is understandable and
properly funds Ohio's public schools. Ohio students have
waited long enough for a new, fair school funding formula,"
said Rep. Sobecki. "I'm proud to have supported HB 305 to
not only properly fund the school districts I represent, but
all 610 districts throughout Ohio."
During her floor speech, Rep.
Sobecki highlighted some of the struggles Washington Local
and Toledo Public face due to inadequate funding, including
capped state funding, high homeless rates, and raising cost
in transportation for special education students. Rep.
Sobecki believes that the new formula passed today helps
school districts provide a better educational experience for
HB 305 passed by a vote of
84-8 and will now be referred to the Senate for their
consideration. A companion bill, Senate Bill (SB) 376 is
pending in the Senate Finance Committee.