4 results for author: Ceaera McDermott


Renewed push to change education formula; York would see benefits

by Michael Gorsegner | Friday, February 22nd 2019 There is a renewed push at the state capitol to change the way school districts receive state funding. And that could mean a huge shift in where the money is heading. “It would be huge. Not just for York city which is underfunded but for West York as well as York Suburban,” said Representative Carol Hill-Evans, (D) York. Estimates show that the York City School District is underfunded by nearly $52 million. That’s the result of the current fair funding formula which went into effect three years ago. A new proposal would change that formula again meaning a big win for schools and ...

Hill-Evans, House Democratic Policy Committee explore Fair Education Funding Policy Committee

Policy Committee    March 7, 2018 | 3:48 PM YORK, March 7 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the York City School District Administration Building on fair education funding in Pennsylvania. Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing, including Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, joined Hill-Evans for the discussion on how funding education in an equitable manner will benefit students, educators and the commonwealth as a whole. “All Pennsylvania children should have access to a quality education experience, regardless of their zip code. It’s ...

WE JOIN PA SCHOOLS WORK TO CALL FOR $175 BILLION IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL AID TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

On July 1, the PA Schools Work coalition sent a joint letter to Pennsylvania Senators Casey and Toomey, calling for federal funding for K-12 schools facing deep revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19 July 1, 2020 Dear Senators Casey and Toomey: There is no clearer example of the uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic than the challenges public schools are facing as they close out this school year and look towards reopening in the fall. Between an anticipated state revenue shortfall of nearly $5 billion (IFO) and estimated local revenue losses at the school district level (from local earned income tax, property tax collection, etc.) as ...

If #BlackLivesMatter: Why Does Pennsylvania Have the Most Racist School Funding in the Nation and They Repeatedly Refuse to Fix It

After Five (5) Years of No Action, it’s Time for Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to Invest $1.22 Billion in Emergency Funding to bring the 138 Underfunded School Districts to their Baseline Funding Level Harrisburg, PA – The nation’s first public protest of slavery occurred in Pennsylvania in 1688. In 1835, Thaddeus Stevens led passage of the Free Education Bill.   Since Pennsylvania’s founding, it has been a leader among nations.   But Pennsylvania didn’t enact school funding formula laws until Act 126 of 2014 established the Special Education Funding formula law and Act 35 of 2016 established the Basic ...