The "Ohio Supreme Court ended the 11-year-old DeRolph v. State case on December 11, 2002 when it declared the state education finance system unconstitutional. The court directed "the General Assembly to enact a school-funding scheme that is thorough and efficient, as explained in DeRolph I [and] DeRolph II." These earlier decisions had also declared the funding system unconstitutional and identified particular elements, such as the "over reliance on property taxes" and "forced borrowing," which the General Assembly needs to change in order to develop a system that meets the "thorough and efficient system of common schools" required by the Ohio Constitution. " This exerpt from an article by the National Education Access Association in 2002 shows just how much the leadership of our state has ignored school funding. We are at the point where we have no other choice but to fund our schools ourselves. The district has made substancial cuts over the past several years, but has reached the point where additional cuts will impact quality of education. I cannot believe that anyone in our district doesn't want to provide our kids with as much of a head start to their future as we possibly can. This levy has to pass - please vote YES on Nov. 6th.
August 28, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.
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