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  • PASBO, PASA and PARSS Release 2021 Spring School District Budget Report

    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • PASBO

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed public education in Pennsylvania, and school districts continue to work to rebuild, improve, and enhance educational programming, student supports, and all other aspects of k-12 education with the help of a historic influx of federal funds.   As the scope of this federal funding for schools is significant and the eligible uses are broad, school district leaders are generally optimistic about the opportunity to use these funds to recover from the pandemic, tailoring their expenditures to the unique and specific needs, challenges, and expectations of their students, staff, and communities.

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  • SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS OPTIMISIM, APPREHENSION AS SCHOOL LEADERS LOOK AHEAD

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • PASBO

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed public education in Pennsylvania, and school districts continue to work to rebuild, improve, and enhance educational programming, student supports, and all other aspects of k-12 education with the help of a historic influx of federal funds.   As the scope of this federal funding for schools is significant and the eligible uses are broad, school district leaders are generally optimistic about the opportunity to use these funds to recover from the pandemic, tailoring their expenditures to the unique and specific needs, challenges, and expectations of their students, staff, and communities.

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  • LOCAL SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACROSS THE STATE CALL ON THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PA STUDENTS

    • Thursday, May 6, 2021
    • PASBO

    ADVISORY: AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS APPROVE PROPOSED FINAL BUDGETS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, LOCAL SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACROSS THE STATE CALL ON THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PA STUDENTS   (Harrisburg, Pa.) -- Local school leaders and education advocates across the state will gather in their communities on Thursday to call for greater state investment in schools and to highlight the difficult decisions local leaders face in balancing school budgets. Superintendents will be joined by other administrators and education policy experts to call on the state legislature to at least increase state funding to cover rising mandated costs this school year and the next – costs that even state legislative leaders admit should not be paid for with one-time federal dollars.  

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