Lordstown Schools urges community to contact lawmakers
The Lordstown School District is continuing to urge community members to reach out to local lawmakers in support of the Fair School Funding Plan.
The budget bill has moved to the Ohio Senate, and the board believes the school finance priorities it outlines are important to the district.
The district reports that only 17 percent of schools are funded under the current school funding formula, while 83 percent rely on outside funding.
Lordstown is a capped district, meaning the state takes $800,000 in funding the district says it should receive. This also results in Lordstown Schools receiving only $2,500 per student from the State of Ohio.
Lordstown Local School Superintendent, Terry Armstrong, said it is an unfair system for the taxpayers of Lordstown and many other districts.