OFT Update - Legislative issues 1.27.17

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Governor's 1 percent budget increase for schools falls short

A 1 percent increase for schools is likely to come up during Office of Budget and Management Director Tim Keen's testimony to the state House Finance Committee Feb. 1.  Gov. John Kasich announced this week that schools will find an additional 1 percent in his state budget when it's released Monday. OFT believes firmly that 1 percent is too little investment in our public schools and we will soon be asking you to activate your voices on the subject. Hannah News: Kasich Forecasts 1 Percent School Funding Bump, Showcases Innovative Practices.

OFT praises call for input from Sykes

OFT appreciates efforts by state Rep. Emelia Sykes to collect constituent feedback on the governor's budget, to be released Monday. We appreciate legislators who seek input from the people they represent. If you live in District 34, please feel free to take her survey.

By the numbers: School choice

With National School Choice Week running through Jan. 28, Hannah News'  "By the Numbers" feature looks at some of the figures behind Ohio's school choice options. Numbers are from the Ohio Department of Education website.

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OFT Update - Legislative Issues is an e-newsletter of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.