Category Archive: budget

Back the Budget Surplus to Work for Public Schools

      CALL TO ACTION       Governor Wolf’s proposed budget would fully implement the Fair Funding Formula and provide additional support so that no district ends up worse off. This would mean nearly $176 million more in state Basic Education Funding support, and over $11 million more in state Special Education Funding, for […]

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Pa. gets chance to fix broken school funding systems – Letter to the editor

Please take a few minutes to read this and check out this upcoming event https://enewspaper.mcall.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=27e51957-ed75-43c4-9c16-3190d739baea

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ALERT: Oppose Harrisburg’s plan to take hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools

From Education Voters of PA:   On Monday, June 7th, the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted to advance legislation that would take hundreds of millions of dollars away from students in our local public schools and steer this money into private/religious schools, tax breaks for businesses, and an expansion of unaccountable charter schools. Every year […]

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WEBINAR TOMORROW: State of the PA Budget & Public School Funding

Tomorrow’s Webinar – The PA State Budget and the Generational Opportunity to Fund Public Education Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9 at noon, we will be joined by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier and Education Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Susan Spicka to talk about how state legislators have the opportunity to make a bold investment […]

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Join for a quick update on Harrisburg’s plans for public education

From Education Voters of PA, don’t miss out on this opportunity today. Over the next month, PA lawmakers and Governor Wolf will be negotiating a budget that is supposed to be signed into law by June 30th. What happens over the next month could have a profound impact on Pennsylvania’s educational landscape. And lawmakers appear to […]

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2021-2022 BASD Budget – Explained

Recently, we posted the approved 2021-2022 BASD General Fund Budget. Below is a follow-up explanation shared with us as well. At the moment, the Bethlehem Area School District is looking at a gap of roughly $7.7 million between revenues and expenses in our 2021-2022 Budget.  We expect to cover about half of that amount with […]

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BASD 2021-2022 Proposed General Fund Budget

Please feel free to view the 2021-2022 Proposed General FundBudget just approved at this month’s Board Meeting View the budget HERE

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PA Schools Work’s Webinar on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget

If You Missed This Week’s PA Schools Work’s Webinar On Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget A link is provided below if you were not able to listen in. If you were not able to join us for our Lunch & Learn webinar this week with Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and Education Voters of Pennsylvania about […]

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Historic PA Budget Proposal Represents a Major Step Forward for Public Education Funding in Pennsylvania

From the good folks at PA Schools Work: The PA Schools Work Campaign saluted Governor Wolf for his bold $1.5 billion public education budget recommendation this week. The education portion of Governor Wolf’s 2021-22 budget proposal responds to the unique moment we’re in and sets a historic marker for investing in public education. The global […]

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Governor Wolf Proposes Plan to Cut Taxes for Working Class Families, Invest Billions in Education and Workforce Development

With the Governor slated to deliver his annual budget address on Wednesday, Education funding is a huge part of this budget. BASD alone is currently underfunded by roughly $20 million each year (which this would correct). Read the full details here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-proposes-plan-to-cut-taxes-for-working-class-families-invest-billions-in-education-and-workforce-development/

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