By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
A student's education is important to the community, school administrators and teachers; however, state funding continues to be cut. With less money, schools are having a difficult time completing tasks.
As treasurer for Elida Local Schools, Joel Parker is familiar with the state cuts being made. As Elida receives less state funding, administrators are forced to make cuts internally, being sure not to sacrifice educational quality. Those cuts are not only being made in Allen County, as cuts are being made state wide, affecting almost all of Ohio's 612 school districts.
To combat the problem and learn more about the struggles of area schools, the Ohio House Extended Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education held its eighth public hearing, allowing residents, teachers and school administrators to express their concerns.
Committee member and State Representative Matt Huffman says its difficult to develop one plan that is fair for all state school districts.
While Tuesday night's meeting came to end, committee members are far from done, as they continue to work to find a solution.