July 1, 2016


Lorain schools to see increase in state funds; new assistant superintendent hired

LORAIN — Unofficial numbers from the Ohio School Board Association show Lorain Schools receiving about $80.2 million in state taxpayer money for the 2015-16 school year, according to Board of Education member Jim Smith, who announced the numbers at Monday’s board meeting. Lorain received $75.9 million in 2014-15. Smith said Lorain will receive about $85.1 Read More…

State budget increases education allocations

The new budget provides more than $10 billion annually for primary and secondary education. It increases per-pupil funding in the school funding formula from $5,800 in Fiscal Year 2015 to $5,900 in FY16 and $6,000 in FY17. The budget also increases funding for special education, K-3 literacy and career-technical education. A new component in the Read More…

$250 million for new programs in the classroom up for grabs in Ohio

Educators who want to try something new in their classrooms to boost student achievement will have access to a $250 million pot of money the state has set aside for new programs. The application process is still in its infancy with the newly appointed governing board over the Straight A Fund just announcing this week Read More…