Bipartisan bill would pay Ohio students to attend school

Ohio legislators have put forth a bipartisan bill that would pay Ohio students to attend school in order to combat the growing trend of absenteeism, making taxpayers foot the bill. 

The legislation would launch two pilot programs in two schools that face low attendance and graduation rates, one rural and one urban, as chosen by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce. The programs would pay students in kindergarten through ninth grade $500 a year to attend school and $250 for students who graduate high school, allotting $1.5 million over the course of two years.

Students with higher GPAs would have the opportunity to get paid as much as $750, according to the bill. 

Democratic state Rep. Dani Isaacsohn, one of the bill’s sponsors, said the programs are meant to curb the increasing numbers of
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