Homeschooling

Ohio May Give Homeschoolers Property Tax Credits

Give them back some of what is taken for government schools

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Since the beginning of the home-schooling trend, parents have noted that they pay double to educate their children — once for the education they're providing at home and again in the property and other taxes they pay to the local school district for public education.

That double payment will stop if S.B. 127 is approved by the Ohio General Assembly.

"Home-school students are taught with no financial assistance from government," said Sen. Kris Jordan, R-Ostrander, the bill's sponsor. "I think that (it) is only right to allow these families to keep more of their hard-earned dollars to make up for the cost of educating their children."