13 results for tag: Pennsylvania


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

#CivilFundingWar Meeting

PENNSYLVANIA KNOWINGLY UNDERFUNDS POOR, MINORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY MILLIONS Harrisburg School District is underfunded by $31.77 million  Every Year in Basic and Special Education Funding JOIN US FOR A MEETING TO STOP AND FIX THIS! #CIVILFUNDINGWAR Monday, April 30, 2018 5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments 6:00 pm Meeting Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 238 Seneca Street, Harrisburg, PA RSVP on EventBrite here. For more information contact Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria at Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org or 717.623.0909. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

#CivilFundingWar Meeting – Pizza Night!

PENNSYLVANIA KNOWINGLY UNDERFUNDS POOR, MINORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY MILLIONS Harrisburg School District is underfunded by $31.77 million  $38 MILLION! Every Year in Basic and Special Education Funding JOIN US FOR THE #CIVILFUNDINGWAR PIZZA NIGHT  & HARRISBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 5:00 - 5:30 Registration 5:30 Meeting 6:00 We will head to the Harrisburg SD Administration Building to attend the School Board Meeting 1601 State Street, Harrisburg, PA (or, meet us there if you cannot arrive at St. Paul's before 5:30) For more information contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org or 717.623.0909 or visit www.Su...

#CivilFundingWar Meeting

PENNSYLVANIA KNOWINGLY UNDERFUNDS POOR, MINORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY MILLIONS Harrisburg School District is underfunded by $31.77 million  Every Year in Basic and Special Education Funding JOIN US FOR A MEETING TO STOP AND FIX THIS! #CIVILFUNDINGWAR Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments 6:00 pm Meeting Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 238 Seneca Street, Harrisburg, PA RSVP on EventBrite here. For more information contact Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria at Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org or 717.623.0909. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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 racial injustices and helping advance solutions for as long as I can remember,” ...