Basic Education Funding Commission Hearing on Thursday in Bedford

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

WHEN: Thursday, November 9 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Bedford High School, Auditorium, 330 E, John St., Bedford

WHAT: Testimonies will include discussion about school district shared services, statewide population forecasts and the perspectives of teachers.

Hosted by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton, the agenda is:

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

    10:10 a.m.      Panel One: 

  • Aaron Chapin, President, PSEA
  • Mark Price, Director of School Funding, PSEA
  • Sidney Clark, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary for Shanksville-Stonycreek School District; Somerset County TCC Chairperson; and Mid-State PASBO Secretary/Treasurer

    11:10 a.m.      Panel Two:   

  • Lynn Shedlock, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League
  • Dr. Kyle Kopko, Executive Director, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Tom Butler, Executive Director, Intermediate Unit-8

   12:10 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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