Budget Briefing: K-12 Education Highlights

Governor Kasich’s budget proposal adds $700 million to schools, but the amount is offset by cuts in reimbursements for lost taxes and increased deductions for charter schools.

Key points:

  • Despite a record-sized budget of $72 billion, the net increase in education spending is just $464 million, which is below inflationary levels.
  • More than half of Ohio school districts will see less direct state aid in 2016 than they received last year.
  • 55% of Ohio school districts will receive less money now than they did six years ago.
Download our briefing on K-12 education proposals in the Kasich budget.