The statewide, non-profit organization examined how each of the 50 states calculates and distributes education dollars. The report shows that Pennsylvania is in the minority when it comes to basic budgeting practices used by most states.
- 47 states use an accurate student count when calculating and distributing education dollars. Pennsylvania does not.
- 37 states recognize different student costs when calculating and distributing education dollars. Pennsylvania does not.
- 47 states recognize different district costs when calculating and distributing education dollars. Pennsylvania does not.
The fruits of their labor arrived en masse Tuesday when Chester Upland kicked off another school year with bell ringing ceremonies at each of the district’s schools.
Chester Upland expects its 2013-14 enrollment to surpass 3,000 students — 800 more than district officials anticipated in May. The enrollment surge enabled the district to keep both Main Street Elementary School and the Chester Upland School of the Arts open. Both schools had been slated for closure when district officials drafted the 2013-14 budget in the spring.
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