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Concerns About School Funding as PA Budget Deadline Nears

Public News Service: Education advocates in Pennsylvania are concerned that a proposed increase in school funding may be in jeopardy. The budget is due June 30, and the state is facing a $2 billion to $3 billion budget gap.

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Plum school taxes to rise by 4.4 percent

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Board members voted 6-3 on Tuesday evening to approve their final 2017-18 budget of about $66 million that calls for a property tax hike of 0.866-mill.

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Greater Latrobe considers reducing faculty positions by 3

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Greater Latrobe School Board is considering a net reduction of three faculty positions as it prepares to adopt a final 2017-18 district budget June 27.

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Hempfield Area schools raise taxes to cover pension costs

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The $95.75 million budget the board approved Monday raises property taxes by 2.47 mills to 82.21, or $82.21 for every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value.

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Neshaminy school board votes to raise taxes for first time in eight years

Bucks County Courier-Times: The increase hikes total millage in the district to 155.8, or $4,298 in annual taxes for a resident with the average assessed property.

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Rumor of $100M cut in Pennsylvania’s education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Times Herald: Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Pottstown Mercury: Worried by rumors that the state legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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Ed Albert and Joan Benso | Inadequate state support hampering education

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Insufficient school funding is not just an urban or suburban problem; it is a state problem. That is the main takeaway from a report on rural schools recently released by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

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Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

Daily Times: Worried by rumors that the state Legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.

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Franklin Regional approves budget with property tax hike

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Franklin Regional School Board officials approved a 2017-18 budget that bumps up property taxes by 2.63 mills.

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