The Ohio Senate passed a state budget bill this afternoon which does not include the Senate Education Committee’s proposed amendment for state school district takeovers—a plan designed to replace House Bill 70. The Senate removed the language to repeal HB 70 which the House had included in its state budget bill.
The Plain Dealer reports on the budget the Senate passed today, including this short comment on the state school takeovers: “The Senate also removed language that the House had inserted that undid the state’s process for taking over failing school districts. Obhof indicated the issue could still be revisited before the budget process ends.”
Educators worry that the Senate’s plan, described in this blog last week, will come back either in the Senate-House conference committee or as a standalone bill.