Survey paints bleak picture of Pennsylvania school funding

Friday, June 6, 2014

School children, their parents and taxpayers are in for more pain, according to a report issued by the Pa. Association of School Administrators and the Pa. Association of School Business Officials on the financial health of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts.

“As they head into another new school year next fall, they’ll continue to struggle, continue to cut programs, continue to cut staff, and not provide students with all they should be receiving,” PASA executive director Jim Buckheit told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Thursday.

A survey of districts found that one in seven planned to furlough teachers next year — on top of 23,000 teachers and staff already furloughed between 2010 and 2012.

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