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Supt. Campbell goes over governor’s proposed budget with DD board members

FPS staff report

The proposed budget of Gov. John Kasich was relayed by School Supt. Matt Campbell to the Carroll County Board of Development Disabilities at its Feb. 28 meeting.

Campbell, who attended a Feb. 8 meeting at the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, told the Board what Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director John Martin discussed about the Governor’s proposed budget initiatives which include special education, a state sales tax cut from 5.5% to 5% with an addition of sales tax on all services.

Other items proposed in the budget include Medicaid expansion to 138% with the option for the state to opt out, downsizing development centers by 90 individuals each year over the biennium, a request for proposals for private providers to operate ten new six-bed intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled and employment first initiative.

“The meeting also covered an accreditation reviews focus on increased county board expectations for self-advocacy, transition to work and community employment,” Campbell said.

During the business meeting the board:
- APPROVED payment of $1,354.78 in January bills in the hot lunch fund;

- APPROVED payment of $134,484.46 for January bills in the Carroll County Board of DD general funds account;

- APPROVED payment of $26,711.21 for January bills in the residential services fund;

- APPROVED an increase for the sub-teacher rate from $10.15 to $11.23 per hour;

- APPROVED the Ethics Council recommendations of six applications for Family Selected services.

- SET the next regular meeting for March 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building at 1182 Roswell Rd. SW, Carrollton.

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