We must have full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

It’s another week to call in support of full and fair funding for public schools!  We’ve been reaching out to Senators Browne, Scavello, and Boscola.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from all three – so please keep it up!  This week, I’m also including contact information for Representative Ann Flood, whose district covers a portion of Bethlehem Area School District.  Feel free to add her to your list or use the “find your legislator” link below to find your local representative to reach out to.  As always, please enlist others to call or email, too!  All of these legislators need to hear from us about how important it is for Harrisburg to adequately and equitably support our public schools.

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I’m calling to share a message with the [Senator or Representative]. (Pause for them to ask a question or say “ok, go ahead.”) I’m calling to ask that they support the full and fair funding of public schools in this year’s state budget.  The money is there:  state revenues were ahead of projections by $1.5 billion in the last month alone.  Schools and students and local taxpayers across the commonwealth need those resources.  In lower wealth districts, too many needs go unmet because the current system of state support for public schools is both inadequate and unfair.  There’s no excuse:  We have the resources to provide students what they need, so please include a $1.25 billion increase in Basic Education Funding and $300 million for Level Up in this budget.  Can you let me know where the [Senator or Representative] stands on this issue?

To find your legislator:  https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

Contact Information for Representative Ann Flood:

Phone (Local):  (610) 746-2100

Phone (Harrisburg):  (717) 783-8573

Email:  aflood@pahousegop.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PA-State-Rep-Ann-Flood-102454235027275

Contact Information for Senator Lisa Boscola:

Phone (Local):  (610) 868-8667

Phone (Harrisburg):  (717) 787-4236

Email:  lmboscola@pasenate.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SenLisaBoscola

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lisa.boscola

Contact Information for Senator Pat Browne:

Phone (Local):  (610) 821-8468

Phone (Harrisburg):  (717) 787-1349

Email:  pbrowne@pasen.gov

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/senatorbrowne

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBrowne/

Contact Information for Senator Mario Scavello:

Phone (Local):  (610) 863-1200

Phone (Harrisburg):  (717) 787-6123

Email:  mscavello@pasen.gov

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/senatorscavello

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SenatorScavello

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Beck Pooley at kbeckpooley@basdschools.org.