Facts in a Flash
July 8, 2011
The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a fourth hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 165, legislation that would include content on specified historical documents in the state academic standards and in high school American history and government curriculum. The committee plans to meet on Wednesday, July 13 with possible amendments and a vote. Click here for a copy of SB 165.
In addition, both the House and Senate have scheduled a full session for Wednesday, July 13, although at this time the formal session calendar has not yet been posted.
HB 153 Budget Webinar/Seminars/B.A.D.
OSBA has scheduled a free webinar on July 22 at noon to discuss the final version of the budget legislation. Click here to register.
In addition OSBA, OASBO and BASA will be hosting six regional half-day seminars starting next week to cover the highlights of the budget bill and to share information about the closeout of federal ARRA and EdJobs funds. Click here for a link to the OASBO website to register.
Also, our traditional Budget Analysis & Discussion (BAD) seminar is scheduled for Aug. 17 in Columbus. Click here to go to the OSBA website to register.
Meetings to Discuss School Funding
Gov. John Kasich has begun his process of developing a new school funding model. The recently adopted state budget includes a “bridge” formula to distribute the current K-12 education funding appropriation. While this “bridge” formula is written into House Bill (HB) 153 for the biennium, the governor has stated that he would try to develop a new formula for implementation as early as July 1, 2012. Any new formula would require legislative action. The governor has assigned the task of developing this new model to Barbara Mattei-Smith, assistant policy director for education. Mattei-Smith is reaching out to various constituencies to discuss what the underlying principles of a school funding model should be.
Mattei-Smith, along with OSBA, BASA and OASBO, are inviting you to a discussion on the new school funding model. The discussions will be held on the dates below, 1:15 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m. The dates and locations are the same as those for our upcoming HB 153 budget seminars. You do not have to attend the seminar to attend these school funding discussions. Registration is not required to attend the school funding discussions with Barbara Mattei-Smith.
July 11, 2011 - Miami Valley Career Center
July 13, 2011 - Inn at Hocking College
July 14, 2011 - Owens Community College-Findlay Branch
July 18, 2011 - Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
July 19, 2011 - Kent State University-New Philadelphia Campus
July 20, 1011 - Eastland Career Center