(June 5) Survey paints bleak picture of Pa. school funding

By The Associated Press
on June 05, 2014 at 3:33 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rising costs and shrinking state and federal aid at Pennsylvania’s public schools are exacerbating a pattern of property-tax increases, school program cutbacks and employee layoffs, two statewide groups representing school managers said Thursday.

The report by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials sums up responses from 279 of the state’s 500 school districts, ranging in size from Philadelphia to some of the smallest districts. The groups have compiled the reports annually since the 2010-11 school year.

The report said more than three-fourths of the responding districts plan to increase local property taxes next year.

Full story: Survey paints bleak picture of Pa. school funding The Associated Press, 6/5/14

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