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Starting in fiscal year 2010, under Governor Ted Strickland's 
evidence-based Education Reform and Funding Plan, over the next ten 
years, Ohio will phase in funding for licensed librarian and media 
specialists in Ohio's schools.  For each Organizational unit as defined 
in Section 3306.04 of HB 1, $60,000 will be phased in for "The licensed 
librarian and media specialist factor."  The organizational units will 
be determined by dividing the number of students in the district by 
grade levels (418 students in grades K-5, 557 in grades 6-8 and 733 in 
grades 9-12).  In smaller school districts the number of organizational 
units is one unit; each district will have at least one organizational 
unit regardless of the formula ADM.

On Monday, July 13, the Ohio Legislature's Conference Committee 
<> voted to 
accept HB1 as voted on by Ohio's House of Representatives 
<>.  In 
Sec. 3306.10. (A), lines 41188 through 41207 are based on Governor Ted 
Strickland's Evidence-Based Education Reform and Funding Plan 

Sec. 3306.10.
(A) The technology resources support component of the adequacy amount 
for each city, local, and exempted village school district is the sum of 
the following:
(1) The licensed librarian and media specialist factor;
(2) The technical equipment factor.
(B)(1) The licensed librarian and media specialist factor shall be 
calculated by multiplying the number of the district's organizational 
units times $60,000.
(2) The technical equipment factor shall be calculated by multiplying 
the district's formula ADM times $250.
(C) The licensed librarian and media specialist factor and the technical 
equipment factor for each city, local, and exempted village school 
district shall be adjusted by multiplying the calculated amounts by 0.20 
in fiscal year 2010, by 0.30 in fiscal year 2011, by 0.40 in fiscal 
years 2012 and 2013, by 0.60 in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, and by 0.80 
in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
(D) Each school district shall account separately for the amounts 
received for technology resources support under this section and report 
that information to the department of education.

Library Media Specialists in Ohio want to thank the organizations that 
helped us support us with the campaign- The State Library of Ohio, The 
Academic Library Association of Ohio and AASL for their involvement with 
the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Marie Sabol- 2009 OELMA President
Deb Logan- OELMA Advocacy Co-Chair

Deb Logan
Librarian/Media Specialist
Mount Gilead High School
Mount Gilead, OH 

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