Ohio Governor  John Kasich with Agudath Israel's Ohio Regional Director, Rabbi Yitz Frank

Ohio Governor John Kasich with Agudath Israel’s Ohio Regional Director, Rabbi Yitz Frank

Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich released the highlights of his final biennial budget. Despite a tight budget year, Governor Kasich continued his strong support for school choice by proposing funding for the continued expansion of Ohio’s income based scholarship program, which will now extend through the 5th grade. Additionally, Governor Kasich’s proposed budget continues Ohio’s substantial investment in the success of students attending nonpublic school by providing funding for auxiliary services for nonpublic school students and reimbursement to nonpublic schools for compliance with state mandates.

“Ohio’s five voucher programs,” said Agudath Israel’s Ohio director Rabbi Yitz Frank, “are currently helping more than 40,000 students choose the schools that best meets the unique needs of their children, including hundreds of families choosing Jewish schools.”

Agudath Israel commends Governor Kasich for his work to provide expanded opportunities for Ohio’s students and families. We look forward to continuing to work with his administration through the budget process and his final two years as Governor of Ohio.