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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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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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Our workforce skills gap

Chambersburg Public Opinion: Boosting access to high quality pre-K and investing more long-term state funding through PA’s fair education funding formula will address these inequities and help to close the skills gap ensuring a brighter economic future for all.

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Saucon Valley School Board offered a choice of tax increases

Allentown Morning Call: The Saucon Valley School District’s preliminary 2018-19 budget made its first appearance Monday night and it showed two spending plans that both call for a tax increase.

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Parkland limits possible tax hike to 2.4 percent

Allentown Morning Call: Parkland School Board voted Tuesday to contain any tax increase for its 2018-2019 budget to no more than the Act I Index of 2.4 percent.

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East Penn School Board puts 2.8% ceiling on any tax hike

Allentown Morning Call: Despite the expected addition of full-day kindergarten, the East Penn School Board voted to keep any tax increase for the 2018-2019 budget within the Act I ceiling of 2.8 percent or less.

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