School districts: Wolf's vow of more funding undercut by drop in transportation dollars
from The Morning Call
A $50 million cut for transportation in Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget has Lehigh Valley school districts concerned the changes would wipe out some if not all of the funding gains he is promising them. Wolf's 2017-2018 spending plan includes a $200-million hike in education funds for the state's 500 school districts, but reduces transportation reimbursements by nearly 9 percent to $499 million. The hit comes at a time when districts are tasked with busing an increasing number of students to charter schools that can be as far as 10 miles from a district's border.
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