I am writing today as a taxpayer and as the father of four daughters who attend Olentangy schools about the inequitable state funding between non-public schools and Olentangy.
Right now, Olentangy Local Schools receive less than half the state funding per student than the average Ohio private school. I strongly support private schools, am a firm believer in school choice, and think no child should ever be tethered to a failing school.
However, when non-public schools receive twice the state funding as our public schools, it tells you that Ohio’s school funding formula is fundamentally unfair to fast-growing schools and districts like Olentangy.
This issue needs to be corrected so that there is a more fair and level playing field for all our local students.
— Pat Tiberi, Genoa Township