The two-year budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich takes $4.2 million from the Dublin City School District's state funding.

The two-year budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich takes $4.2 million from the Dublin City School District's state funding.

In amendments to the budget proposed by House of Representative Republicans, the district fares no better.

Although House Republicans boasted adding an additional $179 million to the budget for Ohio's schools, Dublin is slated to lose more.

Under the Governor's plan, Dublin is slated to lose "$4.2 million over the next two years," said Steve Osborne, Dublin City School District treasurer.

"Now it is $5.1 million," Osborne said.

The two-year state budget initially proposed eliminates Tangible Personal Property Tax reimbursements faster than the district anticipated and the amendments from the House of Representatives do not help.

Currently Dublin gets about $4.3 million from TPPT reimbursements.

The proposed budget has TPPT reimbursements dropping to $837,820 in the first year and 0 in the second, Osborne said.

The amendments to the budget reduce a cap on state funding growth from 10 percent to 7.5 percent.

"We lost money there," Osborne said of the change in the cap for state funding increases.

"They did that so they would have money to spread to lower wealth districts."

The state funding cap pushes a reduction in state funding for Dublin City Schools from $4.2 million to $5.1 million, Osborne said.

"It's a challenge for us because we are a growing district and they reduced how much state funding can grow and at the same time they accelerated the phase out of tangible personal property tax reimbursements," he said.

The district has been talking to state legislators about the budget and Dublin Board of Education President Lynn May testified before a house subcommittee.

"Since 2006, our state controlled funding has been cut by about $29.5-million," she told house subcommittee members. "These cuts have taken place during a time of unprecedented escalation in state mandates," May said.

"The state requires more and more every year, while simultaneously cutting funding to our district."

Although the talks have done no good so far, Osborne said district officials will continue to try.

"We will continue to do that work with the senate now," he said.

"We'll make it very clear with our senate as a whole and our area senators as to the effect of the TPPT reduction has on our district," Osborne said.

We'll continue with the process of advocating for our school district."