Some things about the school year run like clockwork. Buying backpacks and school supplies, parent back-to-school-nights, even the first report card comes out around the same time every year. The school year is full of predictability. However, just because something is predictable, doesn’t make it satisfactory. Over the past four years, the commonwealth’s schools predictably received cuts to their funding – like clockwork. Last week, some legislative leaders showed their unwillingness to meet Gov. Tom Wolf at the table for an honest negotiation on education funding. It’s true some schools are struggling, or will soon struggle, without state funding, but a stopgap budget will effectively lock in systemic inequities that have built up over the past four years.
Are you a former school director or in your final term? Stay connected through the PSBA Alumni Network. Your interest in public education continues beyond your term of service as a school director. And as a PSBA alumnus, you have years of experience and insight into the workings of public education and school boards. Legislators value your opinions as a former elected official. Take that knowledge and put it to work as a member of the PSBA Alumni Network.
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PSBA website July 31, 2015
House Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173
Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati, (717) 787-7084
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377