State Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) announces today that House Bill 164 was signed into law by the Governor. The legislation will provide school districts in the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, Rocky River, and Westlake with additional public education funding to offset budget reductions made earlier this year.


Last week, Greenspan voted to support Senate amendments to House Bill 164 that implemented this additional funding and spoke to the bill on the House floor.


 


“COVID-19 has sadly created financial struggles for our schools, and we’ve had to do what we can to support our schools in addressing the revenue shortfall,” said Greenspan. “Of course we all wish our schools did not have to face reductions, however, I am pleased that this legislation signed into law today will ensure that no school district in our state will receive a budget cut of more than 6 percent.”


Under the bill, 4 of the 5 public school districts in Ohio 16th House District will now receive additional funding to partially offset previous budget adjustments made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding breakdown is as follows:



  • Bay Village’s budget was previously reduced by 11.7 percent. Under House Bill 164, Bay Village is scheduled to receive an additional $254,596.

  • Fairview Park’s budget was previously reduced by 6.4 percent. Under House Bill 164, Fairview Park is scheduled to receive an additional $10,615.

  • Rocky River’s budget was previously reduced by 43 percent. Under House Bill 164, Rocky River is scheduled to receive an additional $539,431.

  • Westlake’s budget was previously reduced by 27.3 percent. Under House Bill 164, Westlake is scheduled to receive an additional $534,163.


The North Olmsted City School District did not meet the criteria for additional funding due to an original adjustment of less than 6 percent following the infusion of federal CARES Act dollars.

 
 
 
  
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