PA Budget – Great News for Public Schools!

A huge thank you for everyone’s hard work – it paid off today when Governor Wolf signed the 2022-2023 budget that includes a $525 million increase in Basic Education Funding (allocated using the Fair Funding Formula) and a $225 million increase for Level Up.  These two increases will mean more than $59 million in new state…

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A Zero-Hour State Budget-Related Request

I said the last request was the final one…but this budget season is stretching a little longer – and that’s because the Governor is demanding increases in public education funding!  To get these increases passed, it’s essential to reach out yet another time to our local PA Senators, Browne and Scavello, to stress how important these increases are for…

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Helping the Governor stand strong during budget negotiations

One final request as budget season winds down.  We’re hearing rumors that the majority leaders in Harrisburg are lowballing the Governor on the education budget and there are real concerns that the Governor might be willing to cave to their demands.  Please contact Governor Wolf’s office to share your interactions with legislators and strongly urge him to hold firm…

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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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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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