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Category Archives: North Central/Johnstown-Altoona

3 local school districts looking to raise taxes

Sun-Gazette: Muncy School Board voted 8-0 to raise taxes by 0.75 of a mill, from 14.5 mills to 15.50 mills, in the next school year. Loyalsock Township School Board voted 6-1 in favor of a proposed spending plan for next year that raises the real estate tax millage by 0.25. Montgomery Area School Board approved what […]

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BEA school board approves 2017-18 proposed final budget

Centre Daily Times: The proposed final budget calls for a 3.4 percent tax increase — or 1.8574 mills — from the current school year.

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State College school board OKs final budget proposal with tax hike

Centre Daily Times: State College school board OKs final budget proposal with tax hike.

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Area leaders seek key to effective use of dwindling education funding

Tribune-Democrat: Education and business leaders from the Greater Johnstown area turned their focus Tuesday to how inadequate funding can lead to academic struggles, especially for students in poor regions.

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Does school spending produce better grades?

Lewistown Sentinel: A report issued by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children outlines a positive correlation between school spending and student performance.

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Indiana board looks to make up $1 million deficit

Indiana Gazette: Indiana board looks to make up $1 million deficit.

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Report: Most Northern Tier of Pennsylvania schools underfunded

Olean Times-Herald A majority of school districts across the region are spending less on educating students than what’s needed to ensure the state’s rigorous academic standards are met.

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Fewer dollars being spent by area school districts, study says

Bradford Era: A majority of the schools across the region are spending less on educating students than what’s needed to ensure the state’s rigorous academic standards are met.

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Report: Lack of Rural School District Spending Impacts PSSA Results

Explore Jefferson:  Doing more with less is a reality for local school districts, but one state organization sys the lack of adequate state funding for rural school district Pennsylvania is showing itself in lower scores on standardized tests.

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INDIANA AREA: Directors vote to reduce teaching staff

Indiana Gazette: Directors vote to reduce teaching staff.

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