State officials approve $45 million in funding for Philly schools

 

School district of Philadelphia headquarters on North Broad Street. Rikard Larma/METRO
The school district of Philadelphia is facing a serious budget crunch. Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

State lawmakers yesterday approved $45 million in funding for the downtrodden school district.

In finalizing the state budget, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returned to pass a bill that allocates a one-time grant of $45 million.

Schools Superintendent William Hite and School Reform Commissioner Pedro Ramos released this statement late yesterday:

“We are pleased that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives finalized a critical component of the budget process today. As we have stated throughout this process, much more work remains in order to ensure sufficient recurring funds and affordable spending levels that will allow us to provide all students with a safe, high-quality education.”



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