Basic Education Funding Commission Hearing on Wednesday in Harrisburg

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 details of the commission’s second hearing:

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg

WHAT: Testimonies will include discussion of Commonwealth Court’s ruling that Pennsylvania’s school funding system is unconstitutional and how other states are handling school funding.

The agenda is:

         9:00 a.m.       Call to Order and Opening Remarks

         9:10 a.m.       Panel One: 

  • Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg. Senior Attorney, The Public Interest Law Center
  • Maura McInerney, Legal Director, Education Law Center
  • David McAndrews, Superintendent, Panther Valley School District
  • Brian Costello, Superintendent, Wilkes Barre School District

      10:10 a.m.       Panel Two: 

  • Mike Griffith, Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, The Learning Policy Institute
  • Danielle Farrie, Research Director, Education Law Center of NJ

      11:00 a.m.       Closing Remarks and Adjournment                    

The public can submit comments to be entered into the record via the Contact Us section of the commission’s website:

The hearing will be streamed live at

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