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State Budget Passed; CTE Highlights

July 22, 2019 11:36 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

On July 17, 2019, the Ohio General Assembly passed the state’s biennial operating budget bill, HB 166 (the “Budget”)—which Governor DeWine executed / approved the following morning.  Below is a summury of   budget provisions impacting career-technical education:  

  • Freezes funding over the biennium (FY 2020 & FY 2021) for all school districts (including JVSDs, community schools, STEM schools, and ESCs) at FY 2019 levels.
  • Suspends the current formula for all categories of school funding, including CTE weighted funds, transportation, and special education—all of which are outside the current “cap and guarantee.”  But includes the following new (or enhanced) streams of supplemental funding over the biennium:
  • $675 million of “wellness and success” funding for schools to serve at-risk students
  • $50 million directly (and as cost reimbursement) to schools whose students earn high school industry recognized credentials
  • $30 million to supplement training costs associated with adult short term certificate programs, and to establish additional short term programs
  • $43 million to Ohio Technical Centers ($10mm increase)
  • $20.5 million for adult education programs ($4.5mm increase)
  • Requires ODHE to establish a plan (by June 30, 2020) to allow students to receive CTAG / Articulated credit on a college transcript in a manner comparable to College Credit Plus (immediately upon course completion, regardless of enrollment in a post-secondary institution).
  • Includes revised graduation requirements, mandatory for the class of 2023 and optional for the classes of 2018-2022.
- by Will Vorys, Dickinson Wright, LLC, Ohio ACTE Legislative Counsel.



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