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For Immediate Release: 20 Years of Basic Education Funding in Pennsylvania

Citizens for Fair & Equitable School Funding www.SupportEquityFirst.org   Media Contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org @EquityFirstOrg  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 Twenty Years of Basic Education Funding in Pennsylvania Looking at Governors in Four Year Terms (adjusted for inflation) $1.15 Billion – Rendell – 2nd Term of 4-year term $   908.52 Million – Rendell – 1st Term of 4-year term $   745.82 Million – Ridge/Schweiker – 2nd Term of 4-year term $   575.50 Million – Corbett 4-year term $   564.25 Million – Wolf 1st Term of 4-year term (Harrisburg, PA) - June 14, 2018 – Even though the national ...

PASBO-PASA Releases 2018 School District Budget Report

News Release Contacts: Jay Himes (717) 540-9551 jhimes@pasbo.org Dr. Mark DiRocco (717) 540-4448 mdirocco@pasa-net.org Hannah Barrick (717) 979-0426 hbarrick@pasbo.org HARRISBURG, PA – June 7, 2018 As school districts across the state finalize their 2018-19 budgets, many continue to face challenging financial conditions requiring cuts and reductions to programs and increased property taxes to offset the annual growth in mandated costs. The latest iteration of the PASBO-PASA School District Budget Report, a joint initiative of the PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA), ...

York City schools: End of state oversight near?

Lindsay C. VanAsdalan, York DispatchPublished 10:46 a.m. ET June 7, 2018 | Updated 12:43 p.m. ET June 7, 2018 For nearly six years, the York City school board has operated under the watchful eye of a state-appointed financial recovery officer. That watchdog now says the district is making good progress, and her oversight might not be needed much longer. However, Carol Saylor said only one of the four financially distressed districts ensnared by a 2012 law — Harrisburg — has completed its recovery plan, and it's still awaiting word on its recovery status. More: State places York City schools in financial recovery More: York City ...

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans: It’s time for Pa. to address education funding

by Carol Hill-Evans Published 12:25 p.m. ET May 31, 2018 We in Pennsylvania have serious work to do to address education funding, and we don’t have to look beyond York to see why. A recent study concluded that York City School District is the most underfunded school district, on a per-student basis, in Pennsylvania. The district also has the highest percentage of students living in acute, or extreme, poverty in Pennsylvania. Those statistics help demonstrate how unfair the current system of school funding is, stacked against those students who need the most support. More: Black students not identified as gifted learners at same rate as ...

YORK DAILY RECORD: YORK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AMONG MOST UNDERFUNDED IN PENNSYLVANIA

Rick Lee, rlee@ydr.comPublished 4:27 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 | Updated 1:32 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 Watchdog group claims underfunding is discriminatory York City School District is the most underfunded public school district in Pennsylvania in terms of money spent per student, according to EquityFirst, a watchdog group concerned with basic and special education funding in the commonwealth. And, the city district ranks fourth overall in EquityFirst's list of most underfunded Pennsylvania school districts. EquityFirst based its findings on data collected from the Pennsylvania Department of Education's analysis of the governor's proposed budget ...

(YORK DISPATCH) COALITION: YORK CITY DISTRICT IS PA’S MOST UNDERFUNDED PER STUDENT

Lindsay C. VanAsdalan, 717-505-5450/@lcvanasdalanPublished 12:58 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 4:42 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 A coalition fighting for equitable education funding in Pennsylvania has named York City the most underfunded school district in the state based on per-student spending, and one of the most severely underfunded overall. Underfunded by $51.65 million in basic and special education annually and by $6,565 per student, the York City School District is one of 19 within the state's 500 school districts that is underfunded by more than $10 million. More: House Democratic Policy Hearing on fair education funding Lawmakers "always ...

DELCO TIMES: More legislation on the verge on use of state’s fair funding formula

By Kevin Tustin, ktustin@21st-centurymedia.com, @KevinTustin on Twitter Another piece of legislation addressing the way state basic education subsidies are distributed to 500 public school districts is slowly making its way to the state House of Representatives. Reps. Martina White, R-170 of Philadelphia, and Todd Stephens, R-151 of Horsham Township, are seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would require all $6 billion of the basic education fund to be appropriated through the fair funding formula. Their bill follows one introduced on May 7 by Reps. Tim Hennessey, R-26 of North Coventry, and Tom Quigley, R-146 of Royersford, that would alter ...

DELCO TIMES: INEQUITIES CONTINUE IN EDUCATION FUNDING DESPITE MORE MONEY

By Kevin Tustin, ktustin@21st-centurymedia.com, @KevinTustin on Twitter The school year is drawing to an end, and that means district leaders are compiling their budgets for 2018-19 to scrutinize what their expenses will look like and how they’re going to pay for it. Perhaps the most certain thing every year is that real estate taxes will be the driving revenue source for districts, leaving most to raise taxes to fight off rising expenses like salaries, benefits, and education mandates as they settle for their state and federal appropriations. The Education Law Center declared in 2013 that the state’s share of school funding is 34 ...

POTTSTOWN MERCURY: FLURRY OF BILLS WOULD SPEED UP FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

By Evan Brandt, The Mercury POTTSTOWN >> As school and state budget deadlines loom, a number of factors are combining to show a glimmer of hope for relief for underfunded school districts like Pottstown. And that glimmer is coming from Harrisburg. Most significant are bills introduced in the House and Senate by Pottstown-area representatives to speed up the implementation of funding education through the “fair funding formula.” $13.5M FUNDING GAP Adopted two years ago in recognition of the various factors — such as poverty and local tax effort — that skew education spending in favor of wealthy districts, the amount of money ...

EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY COUNTY

Citizens for Fair School Funding www.SupportEquityFirst.org  Media Contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org @EquityFirstOrg  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018   EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY COUNTY The Brutal-Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding The Top 11 Underfunded Counties in School Funding are Underfunded $1.04 BILLION, annually While the Top 11 Overfunded Counties in School Funding are Overfunded by $598 Million, annually Philadelphia & Berks County School Districts Underfunded by $508 Million Allegheny and Westmoreland School Districts Overfunded by $215 ...