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

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.  
The series of regional press conferences will take place simultaneously at the following schools across the state:
You can watch here: 
https://www.youtube.com/pennmanorschools
 
Lancaster/York: Penn Manor SD as host (Superintendent Dr. Michael Leichliter) – 10:00 AM, Hambright Elementary School, Penn Manor SD, 3000 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603 – CONTACT: Hannah Barrick: Assistant Executive Director, PASBO, hbarrick@pasbo.org, 717-979-0426
 
Pittsburgh: Franklin Regional SD as host (Superintendent Dr. Genaro Piraino) 10:00 AM, Franklin Regional High School - 3200 School Road, Murrysville, PA 15668 – CONTACT: John Neurohr, jneurohr@shelly-lyons.com, 717-364-6452
 
Allentown/Lehigh Valley: Bethlehem Area SD as host (Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy) – 11:00 AM, outside Marvine Elementary School, 1425 Livingston Street, Bethlehem – CONTACT: Susan Spicka, sspicka@educationvoterspa.org, 717-331-4033
 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: Abington Heights SD as host (Superintendent Dr. Michael Mahon) – 10:00 AM, Abington Heights HS Auditorium, 222 Noble Rd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 – CONTACT: Susan Spicka, sspicka@educationvoterspa.org, 717-331-4033
 
North-Central PA: Williamsport SD as host (Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers) – 10:00 AM, Williamsport School District Service Center, 2780 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 – CONTACT: Mark DiRocco, Executive Director of PASA, mdirocco@pasa-net.org, 717-514-8718
 
Philadelphia Area – Bensalem SD (Superintendent: Dr. Samuel Lee) – 10:00 AM, Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 – CONTACT: Amy Kobeta, Public Citizens for Children & Youth, amyk@pccy.org, 347-607-1058
 

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