Action Requested: Governor Shapiro Needs to Hear from BASD by Friday

Click HERE to submit a public comment to the Basic Education Funding Commission.  We invite you to join an important effort to help ensure that the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor Shapiro take action to develop a school funding system in the commonwealth in accordance with the Commonwealth Court’s decision that current public education funding in…

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ACTION ALERT: Release Level Up Funds for Underfunded School Districts

We are reaching out to you today with an urgent request to support the release of Level Up funds for Pennsylvania’s most underfunded schools. As you may already know, the Level Up supplement has been crucial in providing critical resources to school districts in need across the Commonwealth. It has garnered bipartisan support and has…

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UPDATE: House Dems vote down DeVos voucher bill in the Rules Committee

UPDATE: Today, the Senate moved their “PASS Scholarship” DeVos voucher bill to the House Rules Committee, where it was SOUNDLY REJECTED in a party-line vote of 18-15. House Democrats have stood firm in their support of public education and their unequivocal opposition to a new school voucher program in the commonwealth that would funnel precious education dollars…

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ALERT: Reject “Lifeline Scholarships,” Fund Public Schools

From our friends at Education Voters of PA Senate Republicans in Harrisburg just announced that implementing a new school voucher program is their top priority in the 2023-2024 state budget. They are fast tracking a “Lifeline Scholarship” bill (Senate Bill 795) that would create a brand new voucher program IN ADDITION TO the current $340 million/year…

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A Zero-Hour State Budget-Related Request

I said the last request was the final one…but this budget season is stretching a little longer – and that’s because the Governor is demanding increases in public education funding!  To get these increases passed, it’s essential to reach out yet another time to our local PA Senators, Browne and Scavello, to stress how important these increases are for…

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Helping the Governor stand strong during budget negotiations

One final request as budget season winds down.  We’re hearing rumors that the majority leaders in Harrisburg are lowballing the Governor on the education budget and there are real concerns that the Governor might be willing to cave to their demands.  Please contact Governor Wolf’s office to share your interactions with legislators and strongly urge him to hold firm…

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Final push for full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

With lawmakers back in session, it might make more sense to contact your legislator in their Harrisburg office.  Those numbers are included in the contact information below.   While we’ve heard positive things from area Senators, there’s very little information coming out of Harrisburg on where things stand with budget negotiations.  Given that, feel free to…

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Entering the home stretch in the push for full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

Now that the holiday weekend is over and the budget negotiations enter their final weeks, it’s time to really make clear to Senators Browne, Scavello, and Boscola, that they must support our students.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from all three – so please keep it up!  Feel free to call your state representative (Ann Flood’s information is…

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