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LIMA — No school districts will see reduced funding next year under a plan Ohio Gov. John Kasich unveiled to superintendents this afternoon.

Kasich’s school funding plan, being called “Achievement Everywhere,” is supposed to help poorer districts and help districts with costs of special-needs pupils. The plan provides for more school choice and offers aid to help schools reach the state’s new third-grade reading guarantee.

Kasich said the funding formula would increase $465 million (7 percent) the first year and $306 million (4 percent) in the second year.

Kasich is also making $300 million available to schools implementing innovative practices. The “Straight A” Fund would be a one-time grant that schools can apply to.

Kasich will host a virtual town-hall meeting on his plan at 6 p.m. tonight. A round-table will be webcast at www.ohiochannel.org or www.kasichforohio.com/live. The public will be able to submit questions.

Read more about this story in Friday's The Lima News.

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