Ohio Bill Would Pay Students to Go to School

Two Ohio lawmakers want to pay students to go to school and to graduate, calling chronic absenteeism an education emergency, reports say.

House Bill 348 would spend $1.5 million in taxpayer funds to establish a pilot program to pay kindergarten through ninth-grade students $500 a year to attend school, while also paying those who graduate from high school $250, with higher amounts going to students with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. 1/18/2024