Welcome to Pennsylvania School Funding


FY 2014-2015 State Education Budget


The History of School Funding in Pennsylvania 1682-2013 -Pennsylvania Rural and Small Schools


PASBO/PASA Report  The PA Association of School Business Officials and the PA Association of School Administrators released on June 5 their joint annual school budget survey, “Third Consecutive Year of Cuts to Student Learning Opportunities As School District Finances Continue to Weaken.”


“Focus on Education” TV Program  The May 2013 episode of The Education Policy and Leadership Center’s series with PCN covered Public Education Funding in Pennsylvania.


PA Budget and Policy Center  has compiled publicly available data on enrollment in public, private and charter education in the Commonwealth as well as information about education funding and school poverty.  Education Facts


PSEA created an Online calculator that illustrates State budget funding for public schools since 2010, highlighting the total cuts for each district and county.


Latest News


Read the full article here. (April 11) State Legislation Could Cause $2.6 Billion in Cuts to Education Funding Over the Next 5 Years

By HALDAN KIRSCH Opponents of a state bill that would replace school property taxes with a sales tax have voiced their concerns for small businesses and the poor should the bill be passed. According to an analysis by the PA Independent …


Read the full article here. (March 6) Survey of PA’s education leaders shows need to fix way State supports schools

Text from a PSBA Press Release 3/6/2014 Steve Robinson, Senior Director of Communications Inadequate and unpredictable state funding are major issues for many districts. HARRISBURG, PA — School administrators, board members and school business officials believe predictability is needed in education …


Read the full article here. (Feb 6) AP: Strings in Corbett’s grant proposal for public schools gets pushback

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP, Feb. 5) — The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget proposal, a big new grant program for public schools, is getting pushback because it attaches strings to the use of the money at …


Read the full article here. (Feb 4) Inside Corbett’s budget proposal: Gov looks to defer $300 million in PA pension payments

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Facing $2 billion in mandatory pension payments next year, Gov. Tom Corbett is looking for a way out. On Tuesday, Corbett outlined his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins July 1, and called …


Read the full article here. (Feb 4) Gov. Corbett proposes $29.4 billion state budget; suggests pension savings, new money for education

By Karen Langley and Kate Giammarise / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau February 4, 2014 11:23 PM HARRISBURG — After earlier proposals of spare budgets, Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday put forward a more generous plan for state government — with a new …


Read the full article here. (Feb 4) Corbett gives schools more money — but with strings attached

By Adam Clark and Jacqueline Palochko, Of The Morning Call  9:05 p.m. EST, February 4, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett wants to spend $386 million more on education in 2014-15 but is attaching strings on the way school districts can use the money. Corbett’s budget, announced …


Read the full article here. (Feb 3) Education funding at forefront as Pa. awaits Corbett’s budget address

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times  POSTED: 02/02/14, 11:49 PM EST Gov. Tom Corbett will give the final budget address of his term Tuesday, but the Republican has yet to escape the shadow cast by his first. Corbett infamously slashed public …


Read the full article here. (Jan 24) Groups form coalition to push for early education

Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer  Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014, 1:08 AM Ten education advocacy groups have formed a coalition to push for more funds for early education in Pennsylvania, which currently helps less than 20 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds access …


Read the full article here. (Jan 17) Sources: Corbett to propose boost in education funding

Amy Worden and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau  Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8:08 PM HARRISBURG – Gov. Corbett will propose hundreds of millions of dollars in new education funding as the centerpiece of the budget he unveils next month, according to …


Read the full article here. (Jan 16) Rep. Grove want to address delay in school construction reimbursement

By Angie Mason amason@ydr.com 01/16/2014 06:25:28 PM EST A delay in obtaining construction reimbursement payments from the state is causing financial difficulty for school districts, according to officials that planned for the funds, and a York County representative wants to remedy that. …

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