INFOhio

INFOhio Needs Your Help! Retain Digital Content Funding in HB49!

In the proposed biennium budget (FY18-19), the $1.1 million funding INFOhio lost two years ago has been restored by the Ohio House. We need to continue to work to make sure the funding in H.B. 49, line #130413 stays in place as it moves through the Senate.

As long as the restored funding in H.B. 49 stays in place, INFOhio will be able to fund BookFlix, Storia, World Book, Science Online, Ancestry Library Edition, and all of the EBSCO databases.  If the funding is retained through the Senate, students and teachers will maintain key tools that positively impact the third grade reading guarantee, new state standards, and college and career readiness. We need your continued help and support!  Please call your state senator and ask them to sustain the House passed version of H.B. 49 line #130413 which restores the funding to $2.5 million.

How does this impact my school district financially?  Use the Resource Cost Calculator below to find out.

What happened?  Click here to view more/less...

How can you help? Share how INFOhio works for you in 3 easy steps!

1. Update your administrators!   Contact your district administrators and let them know that your district could be losing these valuable resources. Let them know how the loss will impact student learning.

2. Contact your legislators!  Call and send letters to your state representative and state senator, asking them to keep INFOhio’s funding in place in H.B. 49, line 130413. Find your legislators' contact information using the box on this page. and be sure the include the following language: "We are asking for your support to sustain the funding for INFOhio in the House passed version of H.B. 49 line #130413 which restores the funding to $2.5 million." 

Need help starting your message to your legislators? Click here to view message starters.

3. Organize others to contact their legislators!  Ask teachers, students, and parents to send positive messages to their state representatives and state senators.

 


Resource Cost Calculator

Select your school district from the list below. If your school is not listed, select "My school is not listed" to manually provide information.

 Select  School Not Listed


Complete the form below. Once complete, the estimated cost for INFOhio resources will be displayed.

  Number of Elementary Schools
  Number of Elementary School Students

  Number of Middle Schools
  Number of Middle School Students

  Number of High Schools
  Number of High School Students



Take a look at the numbers and see how #INFOhioWorks for all Ohio students and educators.

INFOhio, Ohio’s PreK-12 digital library, provides free access to digital educational content to all Ohio PreK-12 schools—public, nonpublic, community, career tech, e-school, and home schools—serving 1.9 million students, their families, and their teachers. INFOhio is a contributing partner to Libraries Connect Ohio, which provides a core collection of information resources and library services that help all Ohioans compete in the global knowledge economy.


Resource Cost Calculator

Select your school district from the list below. If your school is not listed, select "My school is not listed" to manually provide information.

 Select  School Not Listed


Complete the form below. Once complete, the estimated cost for INFOhio resources will be displayed.

  Number of Elementary Schools
  Number of Elementary School Students

  Number of Middle Schools
  Number of Middle School Students

  Number of High Schools
  Number of High School Students