Fracking has largely negative impacts on affected PA school districts

Fracking has largely negative impacts on affected PA school districts
…. because the last Republican Governor Tom Corbett took the  frackers money but also failed to investigate abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse while serving as attorney general prior to being elected.

In the aftermath of Corbett’s loss to Democrat Tom Wolf, it was a common theory that the Republican’s seat on the Penn State Board of Trustees had hurt him politically.

2011 Gov. Corbett’s Budget Guts Education Funding To Reduce Corporate Taxes, Give Gas Frackers Free Rein

Fracking has largely negative impacts on affected PA school districts

Fracking Has Led to a Bust for Pennsylvania School District Finances

State school districts are struggling because of increases in special education and charter school costs, a group of school business professionals and superintendents said at a news conference Friday.

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (#PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (#PASA) released a report Friday on the financial health of the commonwealth’s 500 school districts. State officials begin the budgeting process for the 2020-21 fiscal year next week.

Much of that cost burden has been placed on local taxpayers as partial reimbursement for charter school tuition ended in 2011 and increased state funding has not kept up with growth, the group said

School officials from across Pennsylvania push for state to address special education, charter school funding
https://www.thecentersquare.com/pennsylvania/school-officials-from-across-pennsylvania-push-for-state-to-address/article_fcbe750e-4459-11ea-9be5-73edcc358258.html.

 

2017 Pennsylvania’s public university crisis, and what the fixes could be
A new report on the troubled state system of higher ed drops this afternoon.
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/12/pennsylvanias-public-university-crisis-and-what-the-fixes-could-be/

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