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Pa. school funding panel is expected to issue recommendations in June

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

A panel of lawmakers and members of Gov. Wolf’s administration are expected to wrap up work soon and release recommendations for a more equitable way of dividing up state funding for Pennsylvania schools.

After a year of work, the Basic Education Funding Commission is expected to deliver its suggestions to fund Pennsylvania schools — a system that has the largest gap between rich and poor school districts of any state in the country — in early June.

Gov. Wolf, who said he’s interested to hear from the panel, said he’s hopeful that its recommendations could be incorporated into the upcoming budget.

One of his emerging political adversaries, Republican Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, said he also hopes the recommendations result in a new education funding formula.

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