The Fight to Fairly Fund Our Schools
Please review the following important information about the fight to fairly fund our schools:
- Systemic Funding Pressure
- Winter 2022 PASBO Update
- Special Education Costs
- 2021-2022 State Budget for Historical Review
Please refer to this information on Level Up School Funding if you contact any legislator:
As Bident prepares to invest billion in schools, certain disadvantages districts stand to lose out once more
"Pennsylvania public schools are $4.6 billion short of the state’s own benchmark for adequate funding.
A large majority, 59%, of school funding in Pennsylvania comes from local governments, resulting in stark differences in resources for public schools based on local wealth.
Even the inadequate state funding we do have is distributed inequitably and irrationally, with more than 80% of it allocated based on demographic data from 1992, and not based on current need"
(Pennsylvania Law Center, 2021).