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The petitioners — including the School District of Lancaster and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County — have been arguing Pennsylvania’s school system is so underfunded, it violates the state constitution.
Under the Democratic proposal, another $750 million would go into the “Level Up” program, which steers money toward Pennsylvania’s lowest wealth school districts. The rest would be earmarked for mental health supports and other initiatives.
To prepare you for the upcoming trial we’ve broken down the history of this case, where it stands now, and where it could lead.
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had sought more than $1 billion in new, higher funding for public schools, but met Republican resistance.
A new coalition of more than a dozen education advocacy organizations, teachers, students, and leaders from across the state are demanding $100 million for Pennsylvania’s 100 most distressed school districts.