Schools Seeking Support

An overwhelming 103 school issues faced voters Wednesday in an August Ohio special election.

The issues addressed a variety of concerns, but the brunt of the ticket dealt with money troubles.  Executive Director of the Ohio School Boards Association John Brandt says the state system relies too much on local taxes and major changes are needed in the way Ohio finances public education.

The number of issues sets a record for an August election; the last record was set in 1988 with 70 issues.  The average passage rate of August school issues over the last 20 years was just 31.3%.