Issue: State Budget

Identifying the issues, influencing legislation and shaping the debate on key education issues

2014-15 State Budget

PSBA Special Report: Governor's 2014-15 Budget Proposal
Feb. 4, 2014

On Feb. 4, 2014, Gov. Tom Corbett presented a $29.4 billion state spending plan for 2014-15 to the General Assembly.  The spending plan provides a 3.3 % increase over 2013-14.  The budget provides $10.1 billion for K-12 education, a 3.5% increase. The governor also renewed his call for pension reform, and while he did not offer a specific plan, he noted that various options were currently being developed by legislators.
>> read the full Special Report

Click on these links for district-by-district subsidy charts from PDE:

Campaign for a Statewide Public School Funding Formula 

In conjunction with the discussions surrounding the adoption of the 2014-15 state budget, PSBA along with other key education groups, is calling for legislation to create a statewide public school funding formula. The organizations are urging the General Assembly to take action to establish a formula that is predictable and addresses adequacy and equity for all school districts. 

Below are resources that school officials can use to help move the conversation in the halls of the Capitol as well as in the local communities.

2014-15 State Budget Webconference

Friday, Feb. 7

The presentation is available afterwards as a recording by dialing  (800) 920-7487 and entering code *2241617#. Slides used during the presentation : PowerPoint slide presentation

PDE chief Dumaresq budget presentation - webinar playback

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq presented a webinar on the state budget Thursday, Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.

PowerPoint slides (available here) and audio playback will be available for those who were not able to participate or who would like to listen to the presentation again. See