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WCS funds to increase

July 8, 2013

Keith Horner

Investments in school funding in the state’s biennial budget include increases for Wapakoneta City Schools.

In fiscal year 2014, the district is expected to gain an increase of 6.25 percent in state aid and an increase of 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2015, according to estimates from the state budget signed into law by Gov. John Kasich this week.

House Bill 59 includes a statewide increase in kindergarten through 12th-grade school funding by $717 million — or 11 percent — during the next two years. The budget also created a Straight-A Fund, a $250 million grant program to encourage school districts to be innovative and efficient.

Wapakoneta City Schools received more than $13.4 million from the state for fiscal year 2013, with the increases expected to give the district more than $14.2 in fiscal year 2014, and more than $15.7 million in fiscal year 2015.

For more see Saturday, July 6th's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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