02-08-2022

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF PROPOSES $300 MILLION LEVEL UP FUNDING SUPPLEMENT

100 Poorest School Districts Need This Equity Supplement

Harrisburg, PA – As part of the FY 2022-23 PA Budget Proposal, Governor Tom Wolf proposed a $300 million allocation for the Level Up Supplement. This proposed money would go directly to PA’s 100 most underfunded school districts to boost the quality of education, helping to close the long-standing equity and adequacy gaps that currently exist in the state’s school funding system. This supplement is in addition to a proposed historic increase of $1.25 billion in basic education funding that will benefit every school district. READ MORE

 

06-25-2021

PA LAWMAKERS PASS $100 MILLION LEVEL UP FUNDING SUPPLEMENT

100 poorest school districts to receive equity supplement in 2021-22 budget

HARRISBURG (June 25, 2021) – As part of the 2021-22 budget agreement, lawmakers agreed to target a $100 million equity supplement to the state’s 100 lowest wealth school districts. The measure is based on the Level Up coalition’s proposal, the basis for HB 1167 introduced by Representative Michael Schlossberg in April 2021.   READ MORE

04-15-2021

Level Up Coalition Launches Effort to Increase Funding for 100 Severely Underfunded PA School Districts

PA Rep. Schlossberg Introduces HB 1167 to Aid PA’s Most Under-Resourced Schools

HARRISBURG (April 15, 2021) – Level Up, a coalition of more than a dozen education advocacy organizations from across the commonwealth, launched a campaign today to increase state funding for the 100 most underfunded school districts in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania ranks 44th in the nation for state share of funding for K-12 education and has some of the nation’s widest gaps between wealthy and poor school districts.  READ MORE

04-14-2021
Rep. Schlossberg Introduces Level Up Bill – HB 1167


LATEST PRESS

Distressed schools across Pa. join together to push for $100 million relief WHYY APRIL 16, 2021 READ MORE

Schlossberg, advocates call for $100 million to 100 most underfunded schools The PLS Reporter APRIL 16, 2021 READ MORE

Advocates want $100M boost for Lancaster, other underfunded school districts Lancaster Online.com 4/16/2021 READ MORE

Advocates propose bill to send $100M in extra funding to Pa’s 100 poorest school districts ABC27.com 4/15/2021 READ MORE

Pennsylvania school districts discuss Level Up coalition to support underfunded districts YourErie.com 4/15/2021 READ MORE

Allentown, Bethlehem school districts would get extra money under push to fix ‘atrocious reality of underfunding The Morning Call 4/15/2021 READ MORE

Advocates call for Pennsylvania to send $100 million to 100 underfunded school districts Chalkbeat Philadelphia 4/15/2021 READ MORE


 

 
 
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