Gov. John Kasich unveiled his plan for overhauling education funding on Thursday. Some specifics of the plan include the following:
-- $1.2 billion in total new funds over the biennium for primary and secondary education.
-- Funding formula assuring every school district that levies property taxes of $20 for every $1,000 of assessed value will generate same as district with $250,000 per-pupil property tax base.
-- Targeted assistance providing additional funds to districts based partly on income of residents.
-- Additional funds to schools to help educate and support students with disabilities.
-- Special funds for the first three years a student attends school in the United States to help students not yet proficient in English.
-- Additional funds for school districts with large populations of disadvantaged students but limited access to early childhood programs.
-- Special funds to allow extra steps by schools to help children living in poverty achieve.
-- Option for schools to set aside certain mandates as long as the health and safety prioritized.