When Gov. Tom Corbett released his budget proposal, no one was surprised that it rolled back government spending. And with education making up a third of the state budget, it made sense that public schools and colleges would take a hit.
But the scale of the cuts to education — more than $1.2 billion — shocked many.
“I think my immediate reaction was, how am I going to do this?” said David Goodin, superintendent of Connellsville Area School District, which would receive nearly $4.9 million less in state aid under the governor’s budget.
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