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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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  • Senate Education Reform Hearings Highlight Advocates’ Uniform Calls for More State Resources for Our Students

    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • PASBO

    The Senate Education Committee concluded its final hearing this month on education reform, revealing a singular, common theme between advocates for school districts, charter schools and nonpublic/private schools: all students across Pennsylvania need more access and opportunities to high-quality education that not only enables them to transition beyond the COVID-19 pandemic but also promotes sustainable growth in student success. 

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  • SENATE EDUCATION REFORM HEARINGS HIGHLIGHT ADVOCATES’ UNIFORM CALLS FOR MORE STATE RESOURCES FOR OUR STUDENTS

    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • PASBO

    The Senate Education Committee concluded its final hearing this month on education reform, revealing a singular, common theme between advocates for school districts, charter schools and nonpublic/private schools: all students across Pennsylvania need more access and opportunities to high-quality education that not only enables them to transition beyond the COVID-19 pandemic but also promotes sustainable growth in student success. Testifiers, including the PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), expressed the need and necessity for the state to do more for our children and expand opportunities across the commonwealth for students in school districts, career and technical centers, intermediate units, special education programs, cyber charter schools, brick and mortar charter schools and private/nonpublic schools.

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