CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Education Association, which represents 122,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals, wants Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to issue money from the state’s rainy day fund to schools to protect children in the face of rising coronavirus cases.
Ohio broke another daily increase record on Wednesday, with 2,366 newly reported cases. Ohio has set the third record in a week for daily increases.
The group argues that schools need money to appropriately set up social distancing measures. President Scott DiMauro criticized the state’s school funding system for inequities in ensuring districts have the funds to respond to disasters like the pandemic.
“Because of Ohio’s unconstitutional, inequitable school funding system that has created huge state and local funding disparities, some districts are