Basic Education Funding Commission Hearing on Thursday in Lancaster

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 fourth hearing:

WHEN: Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Lincoln Middle School, School Board Room, 1001 Lehigh Ave., Lancaster

WHAT: Testimonies will include discussion of equity and perspectives of teachers, local school district, and the community.

Hosted by Sturla, the agenda is:

      10:00 a.m.       Call to Order and Opening Remarks

      10:10 a.m.       Panel One: 

  • David Lapp, Director of Policy Research, Research for Action
  • Marc Stier, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Policy Center

      10:50 a.m.       Panel Two: 

  • Laura Boyce, Pennsylvania Executive Director, Teach Plus
  • Kristen Haase, Senior Policy Fellow and SDOL Teacher, Teach Plus
  • Dominque Botto, Leader, POWER Interfaith
  • Brenda Morales, Leader, POWER Interfaith
  • Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards, Chief of Staff, POWER Interfaith

      11:30 a.m.       Panel Three: 

  • Dr. Keith Miles, Superintendent, The School District of Lancaster
  • Matt Przywara, Assistant Superintendent, The School District of Lancaster

      12:00 p.m.       Closing Remarks and Adjournment    

The public can submit comments to be entered into the record at

The hearing will be streamed live at

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