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Adequately and Fairly Funding Pennsylvania Schools

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Governor Wolf has proposed $500 million in new funding starting this July for public schools and $3.8 billion in local property tax reductions for schools next year. To pay for these programs he has proposed a shale extraction tax and increases in the personal income and sales taxes. He has also proposed expanding the coverage of the sales tax to include the cost of services --including legal and accounting services. The PBA Education Law Section and PBI deliver a seminar that will focus on— how much public schools need diffetateg proposals on how state funds should be distributed this year and in the future the current local tax burdens for public schools issues concerning how the state should raise revenues to pay for these programs, including proposed changes in funding charter schools. The program provides information about the components of a good funding formula and look at the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and the state-wide Campaign for Fair Education Funding. Agenda: Background on current school funding problems Wolf Administration Proposals for Funding Schools Revenue Options for Funding Public Schools Components of a Good Funding Formula: What it needs to have in it and why we need it. Recorded during a live webinar in June 2015.
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