3 results for tag: school funding


EquityFirst #CivilFundingWar Meeting on Education Funding

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 A PUBLIC MEETING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW WE CAN FIX THIS! #CIVILFUNDINGWAR Monday, June 4, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Meeting Light Refreshments will be served. Living Water Community Church 206 Oakleigh Avenue, Harrisburg, PA For more information contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org or 717.623.0909 or visit www.SupportEquityFirst.org.

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 ...