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Monthly Archives: February 2018

HASD notes funding disparity

Standard-Speaker: The School District of Lancaster has 187 more students than Hazleton Area School District, yet it receives $24 million more in state funding.

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York County districts would get $3.6M boost under Wolf budget plan

York Dispatch: York County school districts would see a $3.6 million boost in basic education funding under Gov. Tom Wolf’s recently released budget proposal.

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Wolf’s proposed budget brings mixed bag of funding to local districts

Bradford Era: Wolf touted that a record investment in education was proposed, said Otto-Eldred School District Superintendent Matthew Splain.“If we value the public education system and understand the demands of our school environments as well as the needs of our communities, every year we should see a record investment in education,” he said.

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Despite funding increases under Wolf, Pa. school districts still ‘treading water’

Philadelphia Inquirer: In announcing a budget plan that included more money for Pennsylvania schools, Gov. Wolf this week trumpeted the growth in state education spending during his tenure. But the tide of expenses continues to wash over that line, school officials say.

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Schools win in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal

Reading Eagle: The governor’s plan would boost spending for all Berks County school districts.

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Lancaster County schools receive $3.4M boost in basic education funding under Wolf’s proposed budget

Lancaster Online: Lancaster County schools receive $3.4M boost in basic education funding under Wolf’s proposed budget.

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NEPA school districts could see $7.7 million increase in education funding

Scranton Times-Tribune: NEPA school districts could see $7.7 million increase in education funding.

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding supports Governor Wolf’s K-12 education budget increase

Campaign for Fair Education Funding supports Governor Wolf’s K-12 education budget increase

But coalition notes significant funding gaps remain

HARRISBURG (February 6, 2018) – The Campaign for Fair Education Funding today issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal:

Governor Tom Wolf continues his commitment to Pennsylvania’s future by proposing increased funding for […]

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Gov. Wolf emphasizes education, but scales back funding ambitions during final first term budget address

WHYY: “Our children need more,” said Deborah Gordon-Klehr of the Education Law Center, which is part of a coalition suing the state for what it considers insufficient school funding. “It’s going to take significantly more investment to close the outstanding gaps that exist.”

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#PaBudget 2018: Wolf must prioritize the readiness of our next generation | Opinion

PennLive: It is time to assure every Pennsylvania student the chance to adequately prepare for college or career, regardless of where they live. Adequate resources for every Pennsylvania school helps ensure opportunity for all, and in doing so, solidifies a bright future.

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