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Beavercreek Schools Would See Less State Money With Kasich Proposal

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to send more state dollars to low-income school districts is great news for Springfield City Schools and Dayton Public Schools. Dayton could see an increase of almost $20 million, or a ten percent bump in state funding. Trotwood could also see a ten percent increase.

But the proposed changes mean districts in more affluent areas like Beavercreek could lose money from the state. Based on initial estimates, Beavercreek city schools could get $1.5 million less in state funding over the next two years. District Treasurer Penny Rucker says that equates to about 18 teacher salaries, and she says replacing state dollars with more local money could be a problem for some voters.

“I’ve been a treasurer in large districts and small districts and affluent districts and not affluent districts. Everybody has a budget,” she said.

Beavercreek schools would likely see the largest cuts compared to other districts in the area if this plan goes through as is. About half of all districts in the state could also lose money.