What is Level Up Funding?
The new school year has started and students in the Lehigh Valley have headed back to school, but an extended battle over school choice has left lawmakers months behind on finishing the state education budget.
Allentown and Bethlehem Area school districts are just two out of the 100 poorest districts in the state still waiting for Level Up funding, supplemental money that goes to districts with the fewest resources. They are the only ones in the Lehigh Valley that qualify for the Level Up program.
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