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‘Circuit Riders’ begin campaign to change school funding

With school funding a hot issue in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, an alliance of state education leaders is starting a campaign to build support for changing the way the state pays its school bills.

During the yearlong campaign, which begins with a televised meeting Tuesday night at 29 intermediate units, 11 “circuit riders” – mostly retired superintendents – will attempt to build support among current superintendents, business managers, and school board members for a movement for education-funding changes, said Jim Buckheit, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.

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