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Date: June 1, 2015

To: School board members, superintendents, treasurers/CFOs, business managers and other school business officials

From: Damon Asbury, OSBA – (614) 540-4000 Tom Ash, BASA – (614) 846-4080 Barbara Shaner, OASBO – (614) 325-9562

Re: Budget (House Bill 64) Update

As the Ohio Senate looks to unveil its version of the state budget for the next two years on June 8, our associations have delivered the attached letter to Senate President Keith Faber and provided a copy to each member of the Ohio Senate. Click here for a copy of that letter. Also attached here is an article printed on Friday by The Columbus Dispatch. It highlights the differences in the approaches to a new school- funding formula among the administration, the House, and the Senate. This is a critical time in the budget process, and we encourage you to contact your state senator in order to make your voice heard. In addition, public testimony on House Bill 64 will be accepted by the Senate Finance Committee from June 9 through June 12. If you are able and interested in testifying, please let us know so that we can facilitate that process for you. Written testimony will also be welcome.

Please contact us with any questions that you may have.

Important Links: Dispatch Article OSBA/BASA/OASBO letter to Sen. Faber

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