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Erie Times-News: State Legislature OKs recurring funding for Erie schools

By Ed Palattella Original Article House votes Tuesday to make $14 million in additional aid permanent for Erie School District. Senate voted in favor of the measure on Monday. The Erie School District’s long fight for additional state funding has ended with a stunning political win in Harrisburg that will shape the 11,500-student public school system in the years ahead. With a vote from the state House on Tuesday evening, the Legislature approved $14 million in recurring funding for the Erie School District, a long-desired financial boost that the district said it will use to eliminate its short- and long-term deficits, launch new programs ...