Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) released the following statement on the 24th anniversary of the landmark Ohio Supreme Court ruling that deemed Ohio’s school funding system unconstitutional.
“It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the first court ruling in DeRolph vs. the State of Ohio. Fixing Ohio’s unconstitutional school funding system is long overdue and should be our top priority in the budget. Our schools simply cannot wait any longer for sufficient funding, especially as they try to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Adequately funded public schools are the key to ensuring equal educational opportunity for all students. I urge the leadership of both the House and Senate to swiftly pass House Bill 1 to finally provide fair, adequate and equitable funding to Ohio schools.”
House Bill 1 has had only one hearing in the House Finance committee since its introduction in early February.