Research and Reports

  • (Jun 5) PASBO/PASA Report: Fourth Annual Report On School District Budgets Shows Continued Cuts Across The Commonwealth
    June 9, 2014
    News Release HARRISBURG (June 5, 2014) – The fourth annual survey of school district budgets conducted by the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) and the PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) shows, for the fourth consecutive year, cuts both inside and outside the classroom await students, teachers and parents as schools open their doors ...
  • (June 5) Survey paints bleak picture of Pa. school funding
    June 9, 2014
    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 ...
  • (Dec 11) Special Education Funding Commission releases final report
    December 12, 2013
    By Steve Esack, Call Harrisburg Bureau  10:13 p.m. EST, December 11, 2013 HARRISBURG — It’s been six years since the state Legislature gave school districts more money to cover special education costs. The state’s special education funding to 500 school districts has been capped at about $1 billion since 2008-09, while the number of special education students has risen ...
  • (Jun 5) PASBO/PASA Report: Third Consecutive Year of Cuts to Student Learning Opportunities As School District Finances Continue to Weaken
    June 6, 2013
    News Release HARRISBURG, PA – June 5, 2013—The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) have released the results of their joint annual school budget survey, “Third Consecutive Year of Cuts to Student Learning Opportunities As School District Finances Continue to Weaken.” The survey reveals that the financial condition of Pennsylvania’s ...
  • PSEA’s Report Says Schools at Risk of Bankruptcy
    March 21, 2012
    The Chester-Upland School Districts is in such dire financial straits that administrators are worried about having enough cash on hand to make payroll and keep schools open through the rest of this school year. Steelton-Highspire School District is among those it identifies as at the greatest risk of going bankrupt. In a report titled “Sounding the Alarm,” ...

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