State Budget Cuts for Ohio Schools

Governor DeWine closes all barber shops, but still gives all taxpayers a “haircut” rather than using the “rainy day” funds.

The shut down of businesses has caused a drop in the State’s tax revenues, and has forced Governor DeWine to cut the State of Ohio’s expenditures  by $775 million.   Here is a link to an article published by Cleveland.com giving the details:

https://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/2020/05/see-how-much-each-ohio-school-district-will-lose-under-gov-mike-dewines-coronavirus-related-budget-cut.html

Here is another article from Cleveland.com giving DeWine’s reasons for the cuts by district.

 DeWine said suggested his goal was weighted to relatively spare poor schools.

LFC has summarized  the impact on the Lake County school districts.

Impact on Lake Schools

The original total funding for all Lake County school districts was $91,088,783 and the total cuts are $6,629,551 (7.3%)  [$6,629,551/$91,088,783]  However, take a look at the percentage decreases for each school district.   The Kirtland school district is being penalized for being a wealthy district.  Kirtland’s Superintendent, Bill Wade, will have to make some changes, or he may need to return to the voters with another levy.  Unfortunately, the recent school levies that passed in the March 17, 2020 election (moved to April 28th), Willoughby-Eastlake and the Lake County Financing District, will be all for naught because of these State cuts.   We may see more school levies on the November 2020 ballot.

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WARNING:
The schools will be back for more property taxes.  We are on an unsustainable path, and those on fixed incomes are being priced out of their homes.

voter suppression

LFC contends that the State’s handling of the March 17th primary election caused voters to be confused,  and, therefore, reduced the number of ballots submitted. It is becoming very clear to us that we should not accept another all mail-in ballot election for the general election in November.  The total mail-in ballot concept amounts to voter suppression. We will be checking with the politicians to see what is being contemplated, and will let our readers know their responses.

We will be posting results for all 610 Ohio school districts in another article.



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3 replies

  1. This is in response to your last paragraph regarding mail in ballots:
    While I was not a fan of how elections were handled this year, I disagree with the notion that voters were confused. I also believe there was no significant impact on turnout. Looking back at the past 5 primary elections the voter turnout in Lake County (data pulled from Lake County Board of Elections) was:
    2020 – 29% turnout
    2018 – 23.9% turnout
    2016 – 46.7% turnout
    2014 – 18.9% turnout
    2012 – 31.4% turnout
    2016 was an outlier as we had a very very controversial primary election season (Hillary vs Bernie and the large number of GOP candidates coupled with the “Trump factor”).

    Everyone is quick to place blame on the virus and the primary election date delay coupled with mail in only but when times are good as they were in the previous 4 election primaries, voter turnout was terrible. Really nothing to see here except now we have a convenient excuse to use for our respective personal agendas. What was the excuse in the previous election cycles? What happens when we are fully open for the next one and voter turnout is low? Who or what gets the blame? Again, I wasn’t a fan of how this one was conducted but it was the cards we were dealt and we should play them and work towards an improved plan if/when this situation happens again. Shame on those that did not vote.

    Lastly, hats off for the great job by our Board of Elections crew in Lake County.

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