WHYY Newsworks DAVE DAVIES OFF MIC A BLOG BY DAVE DAVIES MARCH 1, 2017
Jersey Jazzman Blog THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
Now that the state has officially taken control of Camden's schools, what changes are we likely to see? What's in store for the city's children and their schools?
The best place to find an answer may be right down the Delaware River. A charter school made famous in Chester, PA is setting up shop in Camden.
PA Capitol Digest by Crisci Associates March 1, 2017
Pennsylvania collected $1.9 billion in General Fund revenue in February, which was $32.9 million, or 1.7 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported Wednesday. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $18 billion, which is $449.7 million, or 2.4 percent, below estimate.
The Erie School District had always planned to consolidate schools no matter how much additional funding the district received from the state. But the district had hoped to proceed gradually with the consolidations and school closings, mainly to give students and parents more time to plan. The district has scrapped the incremental approach. Superintendent Jay Badams said the state's rejection of the district's financial recovery plan on Monday has left the district with little choice but to consolidate its high schools and close two elementary schools starting in the 2017-18 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Learn more about the Erie School District's reorganization plan at eriesd.org/reorganization The building changes, he said, would save the district at least $4 million and help eliminate a projected $10 million budget deficit in 2017-18. "We don't have any options," Badams said.
The briefings are free and open to the public, but we ask that you please RSVP.
Forum #5 – Lehigh Valley Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21, 4210 Independence Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078
Plan to join public education leaders for networking and learning at the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference, March 25-27 in Denver, CO. General registration is now open at https://www.nsba.org/conference/registration. A conference schedule, including pre-conference workshops, is available on the NSBA website.