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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Some McKean, Potter County Schools Lost Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Governor's Giveaway To Philly

‘Fair Funding’ Loses Under Governor’s Inequitable School Funding Formula
AUSTIN CUT $80,000., 
OSWAYO VALLEY, $63,000.

HARRISBURG – While education advocates, school boards and members of the General Assembly urged implementation of the bipartisan and fair Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC) formula, Gov. Tom Wolf instead hijacked the school funding distribution to use a formula of his own, causing further distress and uncertainty among the state’s school districts, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) said today.

“Once again, the governor has proven to have a total disregard for the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission formula that would have finally brought fairness and equity to our public schools,” Reed said. “Instead of the fair distribution formula praised by everyone, including the governor, he has gone down the path of choosing who wins and who loses.”

By not using the BEFC formula, but using their own, newly created formula, the Wolf Administration aims to drive millions of new dollars to a few certain districts at the expense of the 423 other school districts.

The BEFC formula was agreed to by all five bodies represented in the commission, including the governor’s office. In fact, Wolf praised the formula calling it a “big step forward for the people of Pennsylvania and for our education system.”

School funding advocates, including the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the School District of the City of Philadelphia all praised the fairness of the new BEFC formula.

According to Reed, the three times the BEFC formula went in front of the governor for his signature, he vetoed the legislation.

“School districts want consistent fair funding across the board, and the General Assembly worked to distribute the school funding in an agreed-to and fair manner,” Reed said. “By creating and using his own distribution formula, the governor is taking resources away from districts in need like Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Reading and York City to help a select few of other districts.
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Note: Please click on this link for a copy of the school funding distribution sheet comparing how Gov. Wolf is sending the money out versus how it would be sent out under the BEFC formula:

http://www.pahousegop.com/Display/SiteFiles/109/OtherDocuments/Wolfedfundingdis040616.pdf

17 comments :

Anonymous said...

I guess if all the schools CAN KEEP OPERATING Until the next governor election the new governor will get us back in line, Hope then this governor is looking from the outside of the capital. They thought Tom was a bad choice well this guy was much worse.

Anonymous said...

Rottin Politicians!

Unknown said...

Nothing like ROBBING from the poorest of counties and giving to the rich!!

Anonymous said...



Dis Guvnor has ta pay back dem Philly voters that lected him.

Anonymous said...

Down with wolf he doesn't care bout anyone but himself and you can tell he hate kids it time for changes and kick hid F***ing Azz out of office

Anonymous said...

HaHa HA! How do you like him Now!!! :) Got to love it.. He's doing a wonderful job... Teachers can't bitch they voted him in... Reap what you sow! Love it Love it LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the greater plan is to force closing of the smaller schools. Sad that they consider sending more money to Philly when it already proves it can't take care of itself! Kinda like NY State supporting NYC.

Anonymous said...

You can thank a liberal for this mess !

Anonymous said...

Time to split PA up to North and South PA. Right at the I-80 line. That way we folks up north aren't paying for the southern leeches.

Anonymous said...

what you be talkin bout willis he the man

Anonymous said...

11:22.. Is that Ebonics?

Anonymous said...

I did not vote for this guy but when he got elected but I thought ok, maybe as a businessman and not a politician he will be okay, NOT. He is an Obama butt kisser that acts more like a spoiled brat than a leader. If you look at all the cities across the Country that are crap holes there is one common theme. They have been under Democrat control for many, many years. I listened to the Dem debate for the 3 people running for Senate and wow what a crock of crap they were spewing. Not that the Republican are much different. Time for the 3rd Party Federalist to come back. So much for the Tea Party.
Anyway, dare we compare businessman Trump to Wolfe????

Anonymous said...

Does this Governor actually live in this state? Has he visited the northern tier or know where the north is? Apparently he hasn't even researched the small schools of the north and what they have accomplished . Has he seen the awards and commendations these schools have acquired? Has he compared the drop out rates from Philly area to the northern school area? Seems to me he hasn't done his homework!

Anonymous said...

the taxpayers are tired of supporting you .live within your means like the ones that actually pay their share of taxes stop asking for the taxpayers of PA to bail you out

Anonymous said...

AMEN 11:44 AM!

Anonymous said...

Philly lawyers/politicians end up running the state most often. I am sure small fish like Martin Causer cause big resentments with these powerful liberals. It is hard to vote them out because there is not enough of us in the rural areas and they know it.

Anonymous said...

First and foremost I am a republican, with that said, lets look at this issue a little closer. Wolf wanted to increase spending to schools, that is a fact. Wolf also wanted large Tax increases, that is a fact. (Nobody, myself included wants to pay more taxes) Now for a couple of additional facts. Pa. House Republican Controlled, Pa Senate Republican Controlled both facts. Wolf veto's several Budgets, Fact Wolf gives into the Republican Controlled Legislature and passes their Budget, Fact. Looking a little closer Tom Corbett wasn't able to work with our Legislature either. Strange ?