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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioWednesday february my a local school districts study 19 educational recommendations local school District officials Are currently studying the recommendations of the education review committee to the Ohio general Assembly. The Forest Hills school District has supplied the journal with a list of the committees 19 recommendations which fall into four categories Basic state Aid categorical Aid administration and effectiveness of educational programs and Community use of school facilities. The committees conclusions and recommendations Are based upon its hearings deliberations and studies. The committee notes in its report that education is a vital in Modem society. Equality of educational Opportunity is not presently possible in Ohio however because of unequal distribution of resources for Public schools. The present system gives some school districts at wide Choice about the level of program to offer. The same system offers others no practical Choice at All. A first goal of Ohio educational policy must be to Correct this situation. A second goal. Must be to ensure instruction of High Quality by making available the resources and the alternative instructional programs which will meet the individual needs of All Ohio objectives the following Are the objectives the committee holds to be essential to achieving Equality of educational Opportunity in a Public school system of High Quality. A Ohio s system of Public schools should a provide financial stability and predictability to local school districts direct state support precisely to the states most urgent educational needs link educational Opportunity to the willingness of local citizens to exert tax Effort in support of schools rather than the happenstance of local property tax wealth provide incentives to citizens to exert local tax Effort in support of schools assure that the burdens of taxation for school support fall equitably upon All citizens increase the states share of school support a encourage precise assessment of educational needs better evaluation of instructional programs and More extensive reporting of school Progress facilitate the most efficient and equitable use of Public school facilities for Public and Community service. Us Torjul to Beula m calculated for wet Fonnet Ini wet District Toto did re Elv to total a a it. A care via tic fit. It statewide educational weeds assessment Roar a of Tot Omo department of Thweat 1� should or rear new to proved info Mthm for Stata and Loti m Omo schooling Reed. To pro Rem should to to calculating Tito Bulc Iff. Aon for kindergarten through Gride 12 should to bated on full Tino equivalent students end the enrolment it joint vocational schools should be counted by Home school districts it 201. Over time is practicable to but not f 11 11 school districts which participating �1 age for Stitt Basic Aid should receive a Simaun of state Basic eld per Pupil in a 1976 equal to the Avaunt of state Baste Aid per Pupil rare red in Faff a. For a 1��j, the anoint of this Guarente should be halted to the a Wert of the 1977 state Basic Aid calculation plus so of the difference if any Between that cel Coletis and the it ifs Stata Basic Aid a lot int. fit the Quot stata1 should est Bilush unto one state equalized proper to a motions and milage rates annually for the purpose of apportioning state Basic Aid to. Local Quot school districts beginning in the ims of school year. A county Salat ratios by last of real property should be toed in calculating Stata equal Ted valuations and kill Aga rates. Wien tales data far a class of or erty Are insufficient to provide an accurate san be the county All sales average should be used. B state equalized valuations should be established at 35 of True value. E inside and outside operating milage should be used in calculating Stata equalised millage rates. Id rollbacks in ass Astad Ai Liege rates should not be permitted after the first year following reappraisal in to recommending the use of tales ratio data to calculate state equal lied property valuations and. Milage rates the education review a wait tee assume a Broad definition of sales ratio and intends that a variety of factors including Market data Cost data and net income data could be used by the Board of to appeals to arrive at the. Most accurate calculation of True values. The in liability of Salat ratio data should to tasted through. Standard mathematical techniques an expanded program of test appraisals and an analysis of individual sales transactions As soon As sufficient reliability can be achieved the state should use tales ratios by Das of if toe Stata Board of to appels should be authorised and Stata equalized valuations and 1. Basic state Aid directed to calculate stat. Milage rates and to Supply these to the Ohio department of education for Uta in apportioning Stata Basic Aid. Recommendation #4 the procedures by which the Board of to aprils selects sales data should have local input into the selection decisions to assure that tha data accurately represent True value. There also should to Eagle Opportunity for local Appeal of Daemons on data used for cementing assessment ratios. And tha Board of to appeals should have greater capability to process data to make More widespread test appraisals and to provide technical assistance to counties. These matters extend Tantod the province of the education review co Mutea to make specific Reco Wrenda on. The committee recommends that the general a Tea Fly Taka appropriate Steps to assure that these conditions Are mat. Hitha bad Era Assembly should direct the Siete department of taxation to require designation of school districts on state income ten returns. Recommendation fit tha general Assembly should a Nace legislation to Correct the inordinate distortions to local property Tases which will be created by a the instillation of certain Public Utility fart 11 ties and to preserve for the state the potential to revenues above those needed to provide fully for local school and municipal services. The general ass Abiy should enact a guaranteed yield the Ohio recommendation it Rne Menerei ass Woty should enact a guaranty program for allocating Basic stat Aid to local school districts guaranteed Field program should contain tha following provisions 1 for Aach Art 11 of local property to for operating Public schools the state will guarantee a minimum yield of dollars Par Pupil in state and local funds combined. 2 a minimal local to rata will be required in order to Pertt Zipeto in the program of Basic Stata Aid. 3 tha state will to grantee funds for each Mill of local tax Effort up to a Maxima i 11 age rate set by the Sute. 4 school districts May Levy taxes above the maximum Millege rate for the state guarantee. 5 districts which realize More than the state guaranteed minimum dollars Par Pupil per Art la in local Rova Nuet Alona will be permitted to use All revenues raised from local tax Effort. #2 for Tot 1976-1977 biennium w b c 4 for i 1976, the minimum my 11 age required for participation. In the Ohio guaranteed Field program should a 2 2 assessed Mills of total operating milage levied by january 1, 1976, including milage levied to operate joint vocational schools. By january 1, 1977, All districts should be required to Levy the equivalent of 21 state equalized mils including tvs milage to participate in toe program. The state guaranteed yield should be 18.00 per Pupil per state equalized Hill for tie Flat 20 state equalized Mill and $42.00 per Pupil per state equalized Mill for milage Between 20 and 39 state equalized mils. Milage levied to operate joint vocational schools should be excluded from this calculation. An incentive should be provided for districts which must Torresse their millage rates to participate in the guaranteed Field program. In it 1976, districts with operating Millege of at least 22 assessed. Mils but less than 21 state equalized mils should be credited for purposes of receiving state Basic Aid with a uni hag rate equivalent to their actual state Equa hied i 11 age plus out half of the difference Between that Art 11 age and 21 state 111 Zed Hills. The Ohio department of education should notify these distr lots of toe 11age they would require to participate in the guaranteed Field program in it 1077. The Ohio guaranteed Field program should be phased to Over four years As follows 1976, each Schrol District should receive the t of its of 1975 Basic Aid allotment plus 20 of the difference if no Between that allotment and the amount calculated by the formula above. In of 1977. The formula should be calculated again for each District and each District should receive too amount of its of 1975 Basic Aid allotment plus 45 of the difference if any Between that allotment and the new amount calculated for that year by the formula. In the event that the state aggregate of Basic Aid allotments calculated for of 1977 amounts to More or less than the total amount appropriated for Basic Aid the state superintendent of Public instruction should revise this percentage upward or downward from <5 accordingly. In of 1976, too formula should be calculated for each District again and each District should receive the amount of its of 1975 Basic Aid allotment plus 70 of the difference if any Between that allotment and the new amount calculated for that year by the formula. Is a. Amoun ii 1� beyond Tot province of tha education review co Mutea to amt specific recommendations in this area toe committee strongly urges toe Genera Asea Acly to Taka prompt action to Correct this problem and to pres Arva for local school districts sufficient to resourced to operate fully adequate educational programs and to pro Vida re coupons a to local taxpayers for the Nul Tanc of having such installations located in their can unities. Alternative solutions which the general Assembly might consider include 1, establish a statewide property or franchise Type to on �?�11 or part of Public Utility property. 2. Consolidation of school districts for fiscal purposes. #7 for the 1976-1977 biennium state categorical funding for approved class at in vocational education for the deaf Blind tax tonally disturbed crippled and neurological handicapped a Bee for the educable mentally retarded Ehr and for special education personnel unit should a increased Aach Yaar of the biennium Over the Prevou year by 12h of the salary allowance and 12h for tha unit allowance. State categorical funding for school transportation should a increased each Yaar by 12h Over the previous year. Approved special education personnel unit for child study occupational or physical therapy speech and hearing and supervisors and coordinators of spacial education should be funded outside toe program of Basic state support As a eats Goricar program. Recor fondation in tha adjustments for required staffing ratios teacher training and experience and educational service personnel requirement should be changed to provide penalties based on a guaranteed Vituld formula which Are Corable to tha current penalties which Are based on the school foundation formula. The following provisions should also be Madea exclude vocational and special education teachers from the calculation of minimum staffing ratios and maintain tha required ratio at 3s classroom teachers per 1,000 Aon exclusive of adm in vocational and special education classes. This adjustment should a come effective for toe 1975-1975 so Eccl year. Ltd maintain to existing adjustment for teacher training and experience. Cd expand toe educational service personnel category to include elementary Art Mutuc and physical education teachers As Well As Counselor librarians visiting teachers and school nurses. Set the staffing minimum at 3.0 personnel for each 1.000 adm. Ills adjustment should become effective. For toe 1976.-1977 school year. Recommendation 19 state categorical funding for the disadvantaged Pupil program should a increased to $200,00 per Pupil per year. A a a a recommendation 110 Sutte Aid for municipal overburden should be repealed and a program of categorical Aid for disadvantaged Pupil Impact should be enacted. Pupils should be counted As disadvantaged if they Are Elthur 1 recipients of toe free lunch program or 2 member of families receiving Ardc or 3 minority students but no student Shoutd be counted in More than one of these categories. All school districts with 10 or More disadvantaged enrolment and Mich Are eligible for tha disadvantaged Pupil program should receive Aid free from categorical restrictions according to the following schedule pr�4 to scarily be restrict to la syster Atie tests of student part Terence in a variety of subject and skill areas and at various age and Grade Levels. B collection and analyses of student performance Deta to permit identification of schooling needs according to end Ether Denoner spec character sties. C a Var it of tit re s to assure a Curato performance data fro All student tested including students from racial Art cultural in Welty backgrounds. To profit 1 on for .portt.tipi11on by 1 leg 111 actors and1 other education policymakers in establishing purposes and standards for Educ Lencl assessment studies. A careful planning and a valuation at Oech Stop of development of the assessment program of the accuracy of assessment instruments and the usefulness of assessment data. That processes Mould include Broad and frequent consultation with representatives of toe educational profession citizens and education . Contest winners to be honoured senior High school girls of the county who have won the Dar a Good citizens contest will be honoured on March 8 when the Beech Forest chapter of the daughters of the american revolution meets at 1 30 . At the United methodist Church in Williamsburg. Each year two girls Are chosen by the faculty of each school that participates. These girls Are chosen for qualities of dependability service leadership and patriotism. They then become eligible for the contest which is Given by the d a r state chairman. This contest is conducted by the d a r annually in every state. Local winners will each receive a a Good citizens pin and a certificate of award. Mrs. Curtis Mclaughlin is the chapters Good citizens chairman and will present the pins at this meeting. Color slides of the Interior of the historic Waldschmidt House at Camp Dennison will be shown by miss Sheila Fisher former director of the museum. She will Tell some of the history of the House and its furnishings. Like the journal Tell your favorite advertiser v Kpan sort edition fit for Tot $76-1977 Blomi a too education sees treat i of Toa Oblo Hoopii Mont of education should be conducts As follow a tit assessment program should a administered by too Omo department of education according to plan and standards prep sad by am advisory Aam Sittman Art a a proud by too Stoto Board of education Toa advisory corel t too should include Torea Gamboro of too education Rozlaw coast Tao a elected by too Corette. Toe rest of too a Porepp show id to data reined and selected by too state Board of education. La assessment studios should to conducted to provide por Fer Oanea Dato from Shaplo of Ohio students for variety of subject end skill a Roas at govt Rel a and Grade lore it at proposed by the advisory cohort too and approved by the Stata Board of education the standards of performance used should to objective and based on Crl Tarta established by Toa a Ducat Loo proof asian for Aach Grade and Apa level. To in conjunction with too assist Mont studios to Vapsi font of education should Ata tata o control reference to All info Reolon collected by to department to aval unto tha prec Oderat or resulta of elementary and Aacen Dery education programs by or through the paper taint of education. Continued to Page 8 iness is having own payment Home save for it Here because of Owr High interest rate. Save for it Here because we re savings and loan specialists and the door opens easily to our savers who want Home Loans. 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