Rural Ohio Schools Hope to Tap into Oil and Gas Drilling Boom

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Carroll County in east central Ohio is at the center of the oil and gas drilling boom, and the local school district wants to tap into that boom – literally.

After all, rural schools are no longer as poor as they once were because of the discovery of oil and gas in the state, and often on school property. At least that’s the assumption made by Governor John Kasich in his new school funding formula.

“We’re in hopefully a prosperous time where there will be the oil and gas boom and it will impact positively our school district,” says David Quattrochi, superintendent of Carrollton Exempted Schools in Carroll County.

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