Boardman Thanks Fair Funding Leaders
This past week, the Boardman Local School Board and Administration publicly recognized the legislators, school officials and advisors who led the successful movement to create and adopt Ohio’s Fair School Funding Plan: “It was exactly nine months ago to the day that Representative John Patterson spoke here in the Boardman Performing Arts Center – explaining the urgent need for the Fair School Funding Plan. The Boardman Schools could not be happier than to welcome John Patterson back to thank him and the team of colleagues in the Fair Funding movement for a successful job well done! More than three years of intensive study, debate and compromise delivered a funding formula that will allocate funding based on the actual cost of educating a child. This is a huge first step as Boardman Schools will stay engaged in the process to seek full implementation of a constitutional funding system for Ohio’s students.” In addition to Representative Patterson, several other Fair Funding leaders were present at the school board meeting, including: Ryan Pendleton, Treasurer of the Akron City Schools; Jim Betts of Betts & Associates; Kevin Miller, Director of Government Relations with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators; Katie Johnson, Deputy Executive Director with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials; and Reno Contipelli, Regional Representative with the Ohio School Boards Association.