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Hancock County rural school districts won’t see increased funding

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The McComb school building houses grades K-12. The McComb school building houses grades K-12.
HANCOCK COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Under Gov. John Kasich's new school budget proposal, Findlay is the only school district in Hancock County set to see any increase in state aid over the next two years.

Although some residents don't think this is necessarily fair, McComb Superintendent Mike Lamb said the news didn't come as a surprise to him.

"[I'm] still optimistic," he said. "It could have been much worse. We could have received some significant cuts like we have the past two years."

In anticipation of no increases, McComb closed a middle school building over the past year. Now grades K-12 are housed in one building. They save money by not heating or staffing two buildings, and Lamb said they have enough room.

Some residents of the village are more frustrated with the proposed budget.

"Our children here in the McComb area and other rural areas…have a right to just as much funding for their education as the larger schools do," said Teresa Andrews, owner of a local thrift store.

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