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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PA Education Funding and Advocacy 101

Another great opportunity from Education Voters of PA Get answers to all of your questions from how school funding works to how you can join the fight to advocate for funding in your district.   Curious to learn about how school funding works (and doesn’t work) in Pennsylvania? Join Education Voters for “PA School Funding […]

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$1000/student for advertising. It’s time to audit PA’s cyber charter schools.

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania Recent reporting in the Scranton Times-Tribune revealed a stunning lack of state oversight over billions of taxpayer dollars that have been poured into Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools over the past two decades. Half of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools have never been audited. Commonwealth Charter Academy, the largest cyber charter in the state with […]

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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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Upcoming BASD School Board Meeting Agenda

At the Facilities Committee meeting, we’ll get an update on the district’s energy use and hear about the Focused Facility Study task force that will be looking at the capital needs at Fountain Hill, Thomas Jefferson, and William Penn Elementary Schools. At the Curriculum Committee meeting, we’ll hear the Communities in Schools Annual Report for […]

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Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 1/14/21

Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes provided by PAC January 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM 1. COVID Update Goal is to be under 10 cases per 100k people per week. Moderate rating is 10-100 for their scale. Last week was 541 for our county last week. Not ideal. Percentage of people testing positive was about […]

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Follow-up Lehigh Valley School Funding Lawsuit

An update on the Lehigh Valley School Funding Lawsuit from Education Voters of PA From a webinar with attorneys from the Education Law Center and Public Interest Law Center about Pennsylvania’s historic school funding lawsuit. Please find attached the slides from last night’s presentation. For more information about the school funding lawsuit, please visit  https://www.fundourschoolspa.org/ You may […]

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Learn About New Online Tools for Education Advocates

From the good people at PA Schools Work: If you weren’t able to join us last week for our Lunch & Learn webinar with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) about their new suite of tools on their Data Dive website, don’t worry! Below you’ll find a link to a recording of the webinar, plus […]

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Lehigh Valley–Learn how you can support PA’s historic school funding lawsuit!

From Our friends at Education Voters of Pennsylvania… In 2021 Pennsylvania’s historic school funding lawsuit will go to trial. On Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm, attorneys from the Public Interest Law Center and Education Law Center will provide an overview of the school funding lawsuit to members of the Lehigh Valley community. We hope that you […]

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