This week more than 150 school board directors, superintendents and other administrators gathered at the state Capitol during a joint advocacy day hosted by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA).
Following a morning issues briefing, advocates spent the day meeting with legislators to call for increased investments in public education in the 2022-23 state budget, mandate relief and charter school funding reform. The day culminated in a news conference with speakers emphasizing the need for support for public schools and highlighting budget requests that include:
- Historic investment in the basic subsidy funding
- Targeted investments in the Level Up supplement
- At least a $200 million increase in special education funding
- Charter school funding reform
- $25 million increase for career and technical education programs
- $60 million to address student mental health needs
Click here to read the news release.
Congratulations and thanks to all who attended Advocacy Day 2022!
If you participated in the event, remember to share your efforts with us through the Advocacy Engagement Program.