COLUMBUS –Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced on Wednesday that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $19 billion to be distributed over the next two years to support education in Ohio under the new Fair School Funding formula.
“The allocation of these funds, to support education in Ohio, is a significant step forward in addressing the needs of our students and families, but we must continue this fight for funding, in order to give schools the resources they need to properly educate all students.” said Rep. Ingram.
The Controlling Board approved a number of other measures on Monday, including:
· $921,600 for regionally-based COVID-19 Rapid Response Teams to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Ohio in congregate care settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult care facilities, adult day centers, senior centers and low-income senior housing facilities;
· $49,000 for the Department of Aging to implement its Strategic Action Plan on Aging in conjunction with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio;
· $357,588 for the Department of Natural Resources to aid in ongoing forest management, water protection, public road maintenance, recreational facilities development and other services statewide.