Category Archive: Funding

Virtual Town Hall Meeting – The PA Fair Funding Initiative

Come One Come All—Please share with others Virtual Town Hall Meeting Confused about Pennsylvania’s current system for funding public schools, the Fair Funding Formula, LevelUp, and what an upcoming court case might mean for it all? “The nation’s most fiscally disadvantaged local public-school districts of significant size lie to the north and west of Philadelphia, […]

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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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School District Fact Sheets & Webinar Follow-up

See the original post here: Updated Pennsylvania School District Fact Sheets Rising mandated costs are an increasing problem for school districts across Pennsylvania, and funding from the state is not keeping up with costs. The PA Schools Work campaign this week released our updated 2021 school district fact sheets, which provide information on state […]

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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

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PA Charter Change Roundup June 3

View the roundup HERE

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Inequity IN PENNSYLVANIA Public School Funding

Please view this Fair Funding fact sheet created by Dr. Myra Forrest and John Robertson from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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The Commonwealth Triple Whammy

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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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It’s time to Level Up school funding in PA

from Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA: Pennsylvania has among the widest funding gaps in the country between high-wealth and low-wealth school districts. The severe underfunding for students in less affluent districts is the reason behind the school funding lawsuit, which is set to go to trial in September of this year. Recently, […]

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Susan Spicka: Wolf’s bold proposal to fix unconscionable education inequality

Pennsylvania leads the nation in funding inequity for school districts, with a huge gap in per-pupil spending between rich and poor districts. Susan Spicka, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, explains here why it is past time for Pennsylvania to adopt the reforms being proposed by Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania ranks 44th in the […]

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