Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his education budget vision for next school year — doubling down on his ambitious agenda. Since the last budget address, a year of negotiations with the Republican-held State House and Senate have yielded none of Wolf's education funding priorities. On Tuesday, that didn't stop the governor from calling for more. During a budget address that was short on specifics, but long on contempt for Republican lawmakers, Wolf warned that further stalled negotiations would lead to continued downgrades of credit ratings, more local property tax hikes, and worsening school services. "Thousands of teachers will be laid off. Guidance and career counselors will be handed pink slips. In all, more than 23,000 education professionals will be immediately yanked out of
On the morning after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his second budget address, here are the four things we know for sure about the York Democrat's spending plan:
Networking and Coffee - 9:30 a.m. Program - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and
Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Dr. George Steinhoff, Superintendent, Penn Delco School District
Representatives of other statewide and regional organizations are still to be confirmed.
- North Central area —Feb. 13 Mansfield University, Mansfield
- $150 per registrant (No charge if your district has a LEARN Pass. Note: All-Access members also have LEARN Pass.)
- One-hour lunch on your own — bring your lunch, go to lunch, or we’ll bring a box lunch to you; coffee/tea provided all day
- Course materials available online or we’ll bring a printed copy to you for an additional $25
- Registrants receive one month of 100-level online courses for each registrant, after the live class
Wednesday, February 17 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -
Thursday, February 25 - 8:30-11:00 a.m. -
PA Budget and Policy Center website
Join us for an in-depth look at the Governor's 2016-17 budget proposal, including what it means for education, health and human services, and local communities. The Summit will focus on the leading issues facing the commonwealth in 2016, with workshops, lunch, and a legislative panel discussion. Space is limited, so fill out the form below to reserve your spot at the Budget Summit.
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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