What's Happening in School Business

What's Happening in School Business?

Check out this page for links to articles/notices that are relevant to the Palisades School District and school district finances in general. We will post articles written online or through trade organizations that detail challenges facing the Palisades School District or articles that are intended to inform you about school district finances. You can also check out our twitter page at https://twitter.com/palisdFinance

5/26/21 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
Advocates: Charter School Reform At ‘Tipping Point’

5/20/21 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
Wolf joins push for charter school reform at Pottstown High School

5/29/20 - Commonwealth 2020-2021 Budget
Schools relieved as Pa. budget poised to avoid education cuts, for now

5/29/20 - Palisades Budget and Commonwealth Budget
Palisades School Board pleads for priority public school funding

1/31/20 - Budget
PASBO and PASA Winter School District Budget Report 

 1/29/20 - Charter Schools
Taxpayer funded charter schools - What are they and why should you care

 1/22/20 - Cyber Charter School Funding Legislation 
This bill would close Pennsylvania cyber charter schools

 12/20/19 - Charter School funding
Charter funding: A closer look at special education tuition

 12/9/19 - Pension 2020-2021 Year
School pension costs to rise about $100 million next year but that’s good news

 12/7/19 - Property Tax Elimination Proposals
Five plans to cut property taxes unveiled

 12/06/19 - Charter School Funding
Pennsylvania’s urban school districts call for change; say state funding, charter laws crippling them

 8/22/19 - School District Equalized Mills
PDF Article
Link (subscription may be required): MAP: Where are Pennsylvania school property taxes highest?

 11/4/19 - Cyber Charter School Funding
Pennsylvania lawmaker plans hearings on cyber charter school bill by year’s end

 8/6/19 - School Funding
Bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers to find alternatives to school property taxes

 5/10/19 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
Schools strained by cyber options

 5/10/19 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
Editorial: Charter school reform can save taxpayer dollars

 5/10/19 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
Local districts would welcome cyber tuition reform

 5/5/19 - Cyber Charter School Funding Reform
School funding fights developing at Capitol

3/12/19 - Cyber Charter School Reform (video)
PSBA Video

2/22/19 - Cyber Charter School Reform
Here's what cyber charters cost Lehigh Valley taxpayers and why it's being called 'unacceptable'

2/12/19 - Commonwealth of PA budget
Governor Wolf's budget proposal on increasing minimum teacher salaries

1/22/19 - School Funding article 
In Pennsylvania, the majority of school funding comes from property taxes; how do other states fund education?

1/2/19 - PSERS (Pension Update)
Major pension overhaul — with reduced benefits — going into effect for new state workers, teachers
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