I often talk about the great ideas I hear percolating from our educators and leaders. I believe that these educators have a pent-up energy to try new things that will allow them to do their jobs better. I am happy to report that those educators are responding to our call for Straight A Fund applicants. As the deadline for letters of intent to apply for Ohio’s Straight A Funds drew to a close last Friday, 1,481 schools, districts and their partners shared their plans to seek funds for their great ideas.
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I have important funding information for you this week. The new formulas and reports tied to state foundation payments will begin changing in October as we start to implement H.B. 59 school-funding provisions. The budget bill required that state foundation payments be based on fiscal year 2013 calculations until September 29. After that, the Department may base payments on the new fiscal year 2014 formulas.