March 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Melissa Clark, (614) 309-4769 (cell)
OEA Welcomes Opportunity to Improve School Funding
COLUMBUS – OEA President Becky Higgins today commended the work of Representatives Bob Cupp (R – Lima) and John Patterson (D – Ashtabula) and members of the funding work group for tackling the way Ohio funds our students and schools.
“The current school funding formula is a patchwork of band-aids that does not provide adequate funding nor is it driven by what constitutes a high-quality education,” said Higgins.
“OEA believes that Ohio must enact a student-centered formula that is fair, adequate and predictable and that ensures that all students have the resources to succeed regardless of where they live or their family’s income. We look forward to working with Reps. Cupp and Patterson and other lawmakers toward that end during the course of the budget debate.”
The Ohio Education Association represents 122,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.