The governor and legislature negotiated a final state budget agreement that moderately boosts public school funding, a necessary increase for struggling school districts across the commonwealth. At best, this budget keeps many schools from falling further behind, but will likely necessitate local tax increases and does not make adequate progress toward providing districts the funds necessary to provide excellent education to all students.
Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials created an interactive map to show how the basic education funding increase in the 2019-20 proposed state budget impacts each school district.
PA School Funding Coalition Supports Increased Investment for Public Schools in State Budget, Says More Work is Needed
HARRISBURG, PA (June 28, 2019) — PA Schools Work, a non-partisan coalition of organizations representing the state’s urban, suburban and rural communities, issued the following statement regarding the 2019-20 PA Budget: …. READ MORE.