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How Much Money Would Peters Township School District Get Under Gov. Corbett's Budget?

The Pennsylvania Department of Education lists proposed funds by school district on its website and Patch checked out info for Peters.

Gov. Tom Corbett's budget is out and, of course, everyone wants to know how much their cut of the budget pie will be—especially school districts.

Patch found that Peters Township School District is slated to receive a 6 percent increase from $10.1 million for the 2012-13 school year to $10.8 million for 2013-14 if the governor's proposed budget passes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.

Funding is broken down into six categories on the website. The Pennsylvania Department of Education numbers are in the screenshot above. Here's a little more analysis:

Increases

Basic Education Funding—from $4,989,325 to $5,150,679, up 3.2 percent

School Employees' Social Security—$1,030,251 to $1,058,652, up 2.7 percent

School Employees' Retirement—$1,561,591 to $1,970,014, up 21 percent

Non-Public and Charter School Pupil Transportation—$172,483 to $176,001, up .98 percent

Decreases

Pupil Transportation—$842,121 to $800,111, down 1 percent

Special Education Funding—$1,520,799 to $1,513,195, down 1 percent

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section underneath this story.



michael branchen February 10, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Public service unions are an anachronism and an anathema. It seems like the creation of a money laundering organization with the union demanding more benefits in exchange for votes for those who vote them more benefits. All public employee unions should be banned. They aren't working in sweat shops and hold the taxpayers hostage until they get their wishes. Corruption of Government couldn't be worse. Who gets the biggest bite? Notice Union retirement is up 21% Nice...

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