(A) The amount the general assembly appropriates from the general revenue fund each year per pupil for primary and secondary educational purposes shall be not less than the amount it appropriated per pupil for those purposes for the base year, adjusted for changes in prices as measured by the consumer price index (all urban consumers, all items) prepared by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor. The base year is fiscal year 1999.
(B) Appropriations of the proceeds of the sales and use tax levied by sections 5739.029 and 5741.024 of the Revised Code and of the net proceeds of any state lottery under Section 6 of Article XV of the Ohio Constitution shall be in addition to appropriations made pursuant to this section.
(C) For the purposes of this section, appropriations for primary and secondary educational purposes includes amounts appropriated to reimburse school districts for property tax reductions required by law.
Effective Date: 05-20-1998 .