State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) wants to keep Franklin County school districts intact.

State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) wants to keep Franklin County school districts intact.

The Columbus school board is evaluating whether to renew for another six years the Win-Win agreement that has dictated school district boundaries in Franklin County since 1986.

Grossman said April 29 that she was "introducing legislation that would protect the students in Franklin County's suburban school districts by giving each district a say in the matter, as opposed to being at the mercy of Columbus City Schools."

The legislation would require each suburban district to vote on the Win-Win agreement. If one of the districts voted to keep the Win-Win agreement intact, Columbus City Schools would be required to honor the agreement as it currently stands. If a suburban district voted to not renew the Win-Win agreement, then Columbus City Schools would not be obligated to honor the Win-Win agreement with that specific school district.

Currently, the Columbus school board is analyzing whether the $6.3-million that nine suburban school districts are collectively paying is still a good deal. While the state board of education would have the ultimate say in any attempt to change school-district boundaries, the Columbus school board could decide not to renew the agreement.

"Fifty-four thousand single-family homes are located in the Win-Win areas that could be affected by changes to the agreement," Grossman said. "These homes, valued at more than $9-billion, pay taxes to the suburban school districts that their children attend, and a possible change in the Win-Win agreement could place a tremendous economic burden on the districts."