Governor Kasich released his biennial budget for 2018 & 2019; it includes his Education Funding Proposal. Although the Governor proposed an increase in education funding of $280 million, under the current proposal, Kenston is slated to lose $185,000 annually from the state. We are one of 346 districts in the state that anticipate a reduction in state resources. Over the course of the district’s five-year forecast, this will equal a decrease of $925,000 in state funding. Despite a stronger economy and the fact that expenses rise with inflationary pressure, the Governor’s budget held state funding per student flat at $6,000. This budget bill will change as it makes its way through the house and senate. We have meetings scheduled with our legislators to voice our concerns and advocate for our students and residents.