HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday. DePasquale, the state's elected fiscal watchdog, cited a survey that showed many school districts are at least considering tapping their reserves, delaying vendor payments or taking out short-term loans as the 2015-16 school year begins with state subsidies frozen. The survey by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, based on responses from about one-third of the state's 500 school districts, was released last week. A new state budget was due July 1. But Republicans who control the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf remain at odds over issues including taxes, education spending, public pensions and liquor sales.
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School directors and administrators from across the state will be converging at the State Capitol on Monday, Sept. 21 for Education Action Day — your opportunity to push for a state budget and pension reform. Join PSBA in the Main Capitol-East Wing under the escalators at 10 a.m. A news conference will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, and then plan to meet with your elected officials from 1-3 p.m., scheduled by PSBA . There is no charge for participation, but for planning purposes, members are asked to register their attendance online, which will be available in the next few days. We look forward to a big crowd to impress upon legislators and the governor the need for a state budget and pension reform now!
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PSBA website July 31, 2015