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Facts about this year's state budget

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  • The state is the School District's biggest funding source.
  • But Pennsylvania continues to cover a much smaller share of the state's total school costs than do most state governments.
  • The District is hoping for $1.3 billion in total revenues from the state for the coming school year. This would be a 6 percent increase in state aid compared to the current year.
  • Legislative leaders in Harrisburg are skeptical.
  • While the School Reform Commission must adopt its 2007-08 budget by May 31, the state legislature's budget deadline is not until June 30.
  • Last year's state education budget was finalized on July 2.

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