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Funding Sought For Dayton Area School Districts Hurt By Tornadoes


Nearly a year and a half after multiple tornadoes ripped through the Miami Valley, local school districts are still hurting.

Rep. J. Todd Smith, R-Farmersville and Rep. Phil Plummer, R-Dayton introduced HB 480 to provide districts with some much needed relief. The bill provides a total of $1 million of state tax money to be shared among districts that qualify to make up for the loss of property valuation. The funding is limited to districts that suffered losses from natural disasters on May 27 and 28, 2019.

Hearings on the bill opened Tuesday in the Ohio House Finance Committee.