School finance is a complicated subject. As board members, it is important to know the basics. Learn from the experts about state and local funding, levies and five-year forecasts. Become your district's expert and find out how to access data and what questions to ask.

This workshop is Stop 2 in the 2020 New Board Member Passport. The passport includes six workshops that expose you to topics that are important to new board members in their first year. Visit to learn more.


8:45 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9 a.m.
State funding formula: What school board members should know
Aaron Rausch, director, Office of Budget and School Funding, Ohio Department of Education
10:30 a.m.
10:40 a.m.
School-funding implications: EdChoice vouchers and HB 305
Dr. Howard Fleeter, consultant, Ohio Education Policy Institute
12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
Understanding five-year forecasts
Matt Bunting, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.
1:55 p.m.
2:05 p.m.
Levies, levies, levies and local funding
Mike Sobul, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.
3 p.m.
Wrap-up and adjourn