Education funding focus of statewide video conference

Education funding in Pennsylvania was the topic of a statewide video conference attended by representatives of the state's major education leadership organizations on Tuesday.

The goal of the conference was to increase understanding of the current state of education funding in Pennsylvania and the need for a fair, predictable funding base for the education system.

The executive directors of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, the Pennsylvania Association of Intermedia Units and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools hosted the two-way discussion.

During the conference, local school leaders shared their priorities with other school leaders who are serving as statewide “circuit riders,” hoping to garner support for a basic education funding formula that is fair for all school districts across the state.

The public was able to follow the video conference on Twitter using the hashtag #PAEdFunding.

Educators were able to participate via video connections in Homestead, Grove City, Clarion, Greensburg, Summerdale, Milton, Williamsport, Easton, Schnecksvville, Altoona, West Decatur, Smethport, Eagleville, Doylestown, McVeytown, Downington, New Oxford, Morton, Monaca, Lancaster, Lebanon, Indiana, Reading and Marlin.

Organizations in this story

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials 2608 Market Pl. Harrisburg, PA - 17110

Pennsylvania School Boards Association 400 Bent Creek Blvd. Mechanicsburg, PA - 17050

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