An Ohio state representative has proposed a bill that would help fund certain programs for the North Royalton City School District in a unique way.

Rep. Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is sponsoring House Bill 288, which would give North Royalton schools their own State of Ohio license plate design featuring an image chosen by the district. Each license plate would cost an additional $40 compared to the regular price, and 75 percent of that extra money would go towards funding emotional and mental well-being programs for North Royalton students.

"Families and friends can support their schools by purchasing their NRCSD license plates, which in turn, support the emotional needs of their students," Rep. Anielski said in a statement.

HB 288 was unanimously voted out committee and now heads to the House floor for consideration. Lawmakers say it is similar to a bill passed earlier this year for the Independence and Brecksville-Broadview Heights School Districts.

“North Royalton City School District deeply appreciates House Bill 288 and Rep. Anielski’s support of it,” North Royalton City School District Superintendent Greg Gurka siad. “The social, emotional, and academic well-being of our students have always been our top priorities. These resources will give us an enhanced ability to meet the needs of our students.”