Governor Kasich’s biennial budget for FY 2018-19 was introduced on Wednesday as House Bill 49.  The full text—all 3512 pages of it—is available here

There has already been a lot of discussion about the provisions in the bill that are of interest to school districts and educational service centers.  But for those who would like to see the specific proposed language on some key topics, here are the line numbers in the current bill: 


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 JVSD superintendent appointments of advisory board members


 School district superintendent appointments of advisory board members


 Career tech teaching licenses


 Teachers required work experience


 Third-grade reading bonus


 Education on opioid and substance abuse prevention


 Changes to college credit plus


The House Finance Committee is hearing testimony on the proposal. Paolo DeMaria, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Tim Keen, director of the Office of Budget and Management, both testified about the education provisions in the bill.  Click on these links for the testimony provided by the Superintendent and the Director

You can find up-to-date information on the bill at any time by using OSBA’s Bill Tracker.  

Posted by Jennifer Hardin on 2/11/2017