Why did Andy Thompson vote to cut education dollars out of Ohio school funding? Does he want to punish our schools and children by hindering their educational needs to become leaders of the future? Thompson, our state representative for our school districts, voted to cut school funding in his 95th House district. He voted to cut $2.1 million from Belmont County schools, including Union Local, St. Clairsville and Barnesville. This cut our already paid tax dollars for school funding, keeping it in Columbus for hand outs and causing record amounts of tax levies to go on the ballots in Ohio.