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 ...

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(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. M...

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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 Henness...

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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 ...

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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 — ...

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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 ...

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EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Citizens for Fair School Funding www.SupportEquityFirst.org Media Contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org @EquityFirstOrg  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2018 EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS  The Brutal-Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding 14 Districts Underfunded by $3,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education Funding 53 Districts Underfunded by $1,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education Funding While 265 Districts Overfunded by $1,000 Per Student In Basic and Special Education 90 ...

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Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year

For Immediate Release: Contact: Rebecca Kann 717.975.7430 Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year  Group Pushing  2018 #CivilFundingWar Battle Plan to End School Funding Discrimination (Harrisburg, PA) – March 13, 2018 – Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding recently declared #CivilFundingWar on Pennsylvania school funding and shared its 2018 battle plan. The group is recruiting Pennsylvania volunteers for 6-month enlistme...

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Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria Named Managing Director, Equity First

For Immediate Release: ontact: Rebecca Kann Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com 717.975.7430 Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria Named Managing Director, Equity First (Harrisburg, PA) – March 8, 2018 – The Citizens for Fair School Funding (“Equity First”) is pleased to announce Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria has been named Managing Director of Equity First! Shelly is an artist, lifelong community crusader and former legislative staff member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “I’ve had the honor of knowing Shelly her whole life and she’s been fighting against ...

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Join the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the #CivilFundingWar

As a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the #CivilFundingWar, here’s what volunteers need to do to help: Share the information with friends, neighbors and coworkers. That means forward emails to them and pass along any literature you pick up from our meetings. Invite 10 people to attend upcoming meetings. Upcoming meeting dates: March 22, April 16 and April 30, 2018 – all at 5:30 p.m. in Harrisburg at St. Paul's Episcopalian Church. Attend the upcoming meetings. RSVP on our Facebook Page, or just show up. Join our mailing list by clicking here. Like us on ...

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