Budget changes include public school funding adjustment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Republicans in the Ohio Senate proposed changes to the state budget on Monday, including freezing tuition at state universities.

It also adjusts public school funding, cutting about $45 million from the House plan. But districts are guaranteed current funding levels for at least two years, and more money will be funneled to low-income districts.

Bonuses would be tied to high school graduation and elementary literacy rates.

In Mahoning County, the big winners in extra funding are Campbell with $3 million; Sebring with $935,000; Struthers with $1 million and and Youngstown with $5 million.

In Trumbull County, Bristol, Girard, Niles and Warren get the biggest boost in extra funding. Bristol will receive $1.3 million, Girard will get $2 million, Niles will get $1.5 million and Warren will get $7.4 million.

And in Columbiana County, it’s Beaver, East Liverpool Southern Local and Wellsville getting the biggest jump in funding. Beaver will get $1.5 million, East Liverpool will receive $1 million, Southern Local will get $1.3 million and Wellsville will get $988,000.

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