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Category Archives: Lehigh Valley

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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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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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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Pennsylvania business group urges improved school funding to bolster workforce

Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania business group urges improved school funding to bolster workforce.

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An open ‘love letter’ to our schools | Guest column

Lehigh Valley Live: An open ‘love letter’ to our schools.

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Berks County schools anxiously await state spending plan

Reading Eagle: Berks County schools anxiously await state spending plan.

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Many teachers spend their own money to provide school supplies

Reading Eagle: Many teachers spend their own money to provide school supplies.

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Bethlehem school board OKs tax hike

Lehigh Valley Live: Bethlehem Area School District tax bills will rise 1.24 percent on average, a tax hike that the superintendent says is the lowest in 25 years.

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