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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Editorial: Legislators shouldn’t cut education funding

Daily Local News: Legislators shouldn’t cut education funding.

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Some fear schools will be losers as state strains to balance budget

Sharon Herald: Some fear schools will be losers as state strains to balance budget.

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Most school districts raising taxes, reducing staff to meet rising costs

Washington Observer-Reporter: Most school districts raising taxes, reducing staff to meet rising costs.

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Advocates worry school boost could get dropped from state budget

New Castle News: Advocates worry school boost could get dropped from state budget.

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Final Springfield budget hikes taxes 2.5 percent

Daily Times: The district’s budget is balanced at about $3.3 million more than 2016-17. It will be supported by a real estate tax increase of 2.5 percent to a total of 32.207 mills, less than a 1 mill increase from the current year. Property with the median value of $146,820 will have taxes of $4,729, […]

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Editorial: Don’t cut key education funding to level playing field

Daily Times: Don’t cut key education funding to level playing field.

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Tax increase, position shifts in Interboro budget

Daily Times: The board adopted the budget with a 3.2 percent property tax increase. The millage rate for the next school year will be set at 36.0377, increasing the tax bill for the average home owner with a property assessed at $88,000 by $98. Revenue from the tax increase will bring in an additional […]

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USC School District Hikes Property Taxes

Upper St. Clair Patch: Upper St. Clair school directors approved a 2017-18 district budget containing a millage increase of 0.8 mills. The new tax rate is 25.16 mills.

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding seeks $100 million increase for basic education PA funding formula

PLS Reporter: The Campaign for Fair Education Funding held a rally Thursday morning to urge the General Assembly to grant the $100 million increase to basic education PA funding formula proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Ziegler, Peers Lobby State For School Funds

Sanatoga Post:  A group of Pennsylvania education leaders, including Pottsgrove High School Principal Dr. Bill Ziegler and Upper Providence Elementary School Principal Dr. Melissa Patschke, personally visited the state Capitol to lobby area politicians and prod them to allocate more money for education in Pennsylvania’s annual budget.

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