Basic Education Funding Commission Announces Schedule

HARRISBURG – As co-chairs of the Basic Education Funding Commission, state. Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, today announced the commission’s upcoming schedule.

“With the court matter now resolved, it is imperative that the commission start holding hearings to collect testimony that will help us improve the basic education funding formula to comply with the court’s directive regarding adequacy, equity, and timeliness,” Sturla said. 

Phillips-Hill added, “The commission will travel to every corner of this commonwealth to gain valuable feedback from public school finance experts, educational advocates and taxpayers in order to address the charge given to us by the Commonwealth Court: that we need a better way to distribute existing tax dollars to give every child a quality education.”

The current schedule is:

September 12 in Allentown

September 13 in Harrisburg

September 14 in Philadelphia

September 21 in Lancaster

September 28 in Hanover

October 5 in Hazleton

October 11 in Pittsburgh

October 12 in Lemont Furnace

November 2 in Enola

November 9 in Bedford

Hearing details and agendas will be announced closer to the dates. The public can submit comments to be entered into the record via the Contact Us section of the commission’s website:

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