News Conference: School directors gather at State Capitol to discuss pension reform, Basic Education Funding formula and on-time 2016-17 state budget


When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2016

Where: East Wing Rotunda, State Capitol

Dozens of school directors from across Pennsylvania will gather at the State Capitol on April 4 to meet with legislators and discuss several issues of concern, including the following:

  • The ongoing need for pension reform
  • Adoption of the Basic Education Funding formula
  • PlanCon reimbursement funding
  • Reimbursements to districts for interest payments due as the result of borrowing money during the budget impasse
  • Passing a 2016-17 state budget by the deadline of June 30

As part of the day, a news conference will be held in the East Wing Rotunda at 11:30 a.m. PSBA Executive Director Nathan Mains will have a few opening comments and then turn things over to several school directors to discuss issues listed above. Speakers will include the following:

  • Kathy Swope, PSBA president, board president of Lewisburg Area School District (Union Co.)
  • Mike Faccinetto, PSBA vice president, board president of Bethlehem Area School District (Northampton Co.)
  • Stacey Thompson, Region Director 1, board treasurer at Keystone School District (Clarion Co.)
  • David Reeder, superintendent at Camp Hill School District (Cumberland Co.)


PSBA is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. Founded in 1895, PSBA was the first school boards association established in the United States.

Contact: Steve Robinson, PSBA senior director of Communication, 717-506-2450, ext. 3315 or

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