MORTON — The PA Schools Work campaign brought its first work group conference to the county since its 2018 formation, “Delaware County Unites for Education,” on Saturday morning at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.

Educators, district officials, students and community members from across the county and surrounding region came out Saturday morning through freezing conditions to learn advocacy techniques for increasing state education funding subject to the fair funding formula adopted by the state Legislature in 2016.

“I was impressed that so many people from across Delaware County spent their Saturday morning figuring out how every kid in Delco can succeed in school,” said Donna Cooper, following the conference. Cooper is executive director for the Philadelphia-based Public Citizens for Children and Youth, a PA Schools Work partner organization. “I’ve been doing this 1999 … I think this was probably the largest meeting ever held, with residents from across Delaware County, to remedy the funding situation.”

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