LOWER MERION — The Lower Merion Board of School Directors this week joined a growing chorus of school boards across the region to pass resolutions asking for increases in funding for lower-income districts across Pennsylvania.
The resolution grew out of a board legislative committee meeting April 1 when some area state representatives attended. The meeting was designed to discuss state legislative issues. Along with the politicians, representatives from Public Citizens for Children and Youth were there to discuss the fair funding issue.
“We had a robust discussion about several issues. The first of which was the current fair funding initiative underway across Pennsylvania and this is an effort to fund a fair funding formula so districts that don’t have the ability to raise enough local resources to support public education at an adequate level would receive more funding and create more equitable funding for all public education students across the state,” said board member Laurie Actman, chairwoman of the district’s legislative committee.