capped funding update

Representatives Cupp (R) and Patterson (D) have introduced the bipartisan Fair School Funding plan for inclusion in the biennium budget.

The Fair School Funding Plan is based on the actual cost of educating students, and would be applied consistently to all Ohio schools. Most importantly, the Fair School Funding Plan begins the process of eliminating the gain caps that have negatively impacted our district for five years.

Now is the time for action!  We need every Monroe Local Schools stakeholder to reach out to our local legislators and encourage their support of this plan.  Please take a few minutes to send a message similar to this (although you are encouraged to personalize it).

Senator Coley (or Representative Keller),

       My name is ________________ and I am a (parent, teacher, tax payer, etc.) who(lives/works) in Monroe Local Schools.  Reps. Cupp (R) and Patterson (D) have recently introduced their Fair School Funding plan.

       The Fair School Funding plan would make a very positive difference in funding for Monroe Local Schools, especially since it begins the process of eliminating the arbitrary gain caps over time.  I urge you to support this important plan!


You can reach out via email (from a personal account), mail, or telephone using the contact information below:

Representative Candice Keller, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-644-5094,

Representative Paul Zeltwanger, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-644-6027,

Senator Bill Coley, Senate Building, 1 Capitol Square, Room 140, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-8072,

Senator Steve Wilson, Senate Building, 1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-9737,

MLS Fair School Funding Stakeholder Memo

Thank you for your support!


Kathy Demers, Superintendent                                                               

Holly Cahall, CPA, Chief Financial Officer