The number of lower-income school children in Ohio receiving free or reduced-price lunches has decreased for the first time in six years.
Numbers from the Ohio Department of Education showed that nearly 820,000 youngsters get subsidized meals this school year. That's 44.4 percent - a slight decline from the 45.3 percent enrolled in the program last year.
The school-lunch program is funded by the federal government. It serves students considered to be economically disadvantaged based on their family income.
Last week, Governor Kasich unveiled his new school funding formula with a lot of fanfare but few details on what it would actually mean for districts. Now, districts are finding just how much they would get under the new formula. StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports some people are surprised by the numbers.
Ohio's governor is proposing a school-funding overhaul he says will help poor districts compete more evenly while introducing changes to promote innovation and performance.
The plan unveiled by Republican John Kasich Thursday is focused on giving all students the resources to succeed. Kasich's funding plan would boost districts that are lagging in property values and household incomes.
Governor Kasich is set to reveal his plans to overhaul school funding in the state. There’s very little known about details but as Emily McCord reports for WYSO, it’s likely that digital education will be component.
This week, Gov. John Kasich releases his long-awaited school funding formula to school superintendents and officials, and then statewide in a live virtual town hall meeting Thursday night. Details are scarce but there is a lot of speculation on what might be in this plan.
Gov. Kasich has referred to his formula several times, including in a speech last month.