Education

2016-17 Budget Hearings

 

SENATE PASSES BILL CONTAINING BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FAIR FUNDING FORMULA

April 13, 2016

The Senate today passed a bill that contains a data-driven fair funding formula to distribute more than $200 million in additional dollars for basic education and $335 million in reimbursements to school districts for construction costs owed by the Commonwealth – also referred to as Planning and Construction Workbook (PLANCON), according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senate Education Committee Chairman Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster).[...Read More]

SB 807, SB 1200

April 8, 2016

Senate Education Committee - April 12, 2016
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ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)

April 8, 2016

Senate Education Committee AND House Education Committee - April 12, 2016
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Smucker Condemns Wolf’s Unconstitutional Use of Arbitrary School Funding Formula

April 7, 2016

Senate Education Committee Chairman Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to apply the new fair funding formula developed to divide new money equitably among 500 school districts, instead of the arbitrary, politically-driven formula that Wolf single-handedly chose, which disproportionately favors Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.[...Read More]

Senator Smucker's reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision

March 24, 2016

Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to allow the budget bill to become law without his signature, and to veto the Fiscal Code:[...Read More]