Building project reimbursements a possibility for Pennsylvania schools

Thursday, July 3, 2014

School districts in the Midstate may see more funding for construction and renovation as a result of the state budget currently awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.

A moratorium for state reimbursement was placed on all new school construction projects in 2012. The moratorium was put in place due to an extensive backlog of projects and a lack of funding. Currently there are more than 300 projects stuck in the 11-step process, known as the Planning and Construction Workbook, accounting for more than $1 billion in owed funds.

Since 2012, no new projects were allowed to enter the PlanCon process, and it was unclear how many projects would receive reimbursement from the state. Projects without state-approved funds at that point became stalled.

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