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League of Women Voters wants to educated the public on school funding

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown is working to educate the public about Ohio's current formula for funding schools.

In particular it wants people to know how the system that relies heavily on property taxes impacts local districts, communities, and taxpayers.

The League of Women Voters tells 21 News when dollars follow a student to a charter or electronic classroom it negatively impacts local schools districts especially schools of distinction.

"Our feeling is legislators need to be held accountable. But if voters are to hold them accountable they really need to understand what is happening to their tax dollars. If that's what they chose that's fine, but often times we find they have no idea," said Barbara Brothers a board member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown.

The group also points out that school funding has been drastically cut by the state and adds charter and electronic schools don't have to live up to the same standards as public school districts.

The League invited state and congressional lawmakers to speak and answer questions at the Youngstown Country Club.

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