School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) hosted a press call Wednesday morning to discuss the findings of plausible implications to school districts with regards to the FY 2017-2018 preliminary budget process.

In his proposed budget, Gov. Wolf committed to increased state education funding for Pre-K by $75 million, although that number was reduced to $25 million in House Republican budget.

Gov. Wolf also wanted to increase efficiencies of the state by cutting the transportation line item for school districts by $50 million. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rep. McCarter discusses changing the way charter schools are funded

VIDEO: Rep. McCarter discusses changing the way charter schools are funded

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Rep. McCarter (D-Montgomery) and Rep. Sturla (D-Lancaster) discussed the need for a fair, reasonable and accountable cyber charter school reimbursement plan.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Rep. Rick Saccone discusses gift ban legislation

VIDEO: Rep. Rick Saccone discusses gift ban legislation

On Wednesday morning, The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) to talk about his bill, House Bill 39, which would limit the amount of gifts legislators can receive from lobbyists. 

After last week's protest where residents of Pennsylvania marched from Philadelphia to Harrisburg to rally in support of House Bill 39, the bill has gained more media coverage and Rep. Saccone discussed why this law needs to be in place.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Costa, Fontana plan to require PA to work towards keeping with the Paris Climate Accord

Costa, Fontana plan to require PA to work towards keeping with the Paris Climate Accord

In response to President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the Paris climate accord last week, Senators Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline) plan to introduce state legislation that would continue Obama-era environmental regulations.  


Absent federal leadership and with the goal of keeping Pennsylvania on “a steady path in the battle against climate change,” the Pittsburgh-area lawmakers want to require the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt the requirements set forth in the Obama Clean Power Plan.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Physician General Levine joined Rep. Warren to bring awareness to eating disorders

Physician General Levine joined Rep. Warren to bring awareness to eating disorders

On Tuesday afternoon, Pennsylvania's Physician General joined Rep. Perry Warren (D-Bucks) to discuss House Bill 531 which would require schools to provide information about eating disorders.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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