Harrisburg – Senator Jake Corman announced today that he has secured an extra $500,000 in the Pennsylvania State Education Budget for the Philipsburg-Osceola School District to address the severe financial needs of the district.
This funding is in addition to an increase of their 2013-14 Basic Education subsidy of $131,976, bringing the district’s overall state subsidy from $10,625,490 to $11,256,466.
Senator Corman spoke with Superintendent Gregg Paladina earlier today. Corman said, “I believe now is the appropriate time for the Commonwealth to assist schools that are in particular financial stress and help the local residents by providing a quality education for all the students.”
Because this additional funding is included in the Basic Education subsidy, it will remain in its base of funding on an annual basis.