July 2, 2011 – The region’s poorest schools will lose the most in the state budget signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on June 30th.
Students in Carbondale Area School District, where 60 percent of students come from low-income families, will see a loss in state funding of $299 more per pupil than any other district in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The loss of $959 per student in Carbondale is the sixth-highest loss per pupil in the state. On the other end in Northeast Pennsylvania, Abington Heights, which has a student low-income population of 12 percent, will lose $169 per student. Out of 500 districts, Abington Heights’ loss is ranked 436th.
Read the entire Times-Tribune article.