Basic Education Funding Commission to Hold Hearing in Mercer County

WHAT:
The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to continue to discuss and receive testimony regarding a new formula for distributing basic education funding to Pennsylvania schools. The commission was established through Act 51 of 2014 to review and make recommendations related to basic education funding.

WHO:
Basic Education Funding Commission, co-chaired by Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb. The hearing will be held in the district of commission member Representative Mark Longietti.

Tentatively scheduled to testify include:

  • Mark Ferrara, Superintendent of Greenville Area School District
  • Michael Calla, Acting Superintendent of Sharon City School District
  • Dr. Daniel J. Bell, Superintendent of Hermitage School District
  • Dr. Brad Ferko, Superintendent of Sharpsville Area School District
  • Jerome Sasala, Acting Superintendent of Austin Area School District
  • Jeremy Resnick, Executive Director and Founder of Propel Schools Foundation
  • Mike Gentile, CEO of Keystone Charter School
  • Dr. Jay Badams, Superintendent of Erie School District
  • Bill Nichols, Superintendent of Corry School District

WHEN:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Greenville Junior/Senior High School
9 Donation Road
Greenville, PA 16125

Note: The Basic Education Funding Commission has scheduled additional hearings on February 5 in Montgomery County and February 26 in Dauphin County.

We invite the media to attend and cover this event.

Contacts:       

Vicki Wilken (Senator Browne) vwilken@pasen.gov – 717-787-1349
Matt Moyer (Senator Browne) mmoyer@pasen.gov – 610-366-2327 (Office) & 610-349-2879 (Cell)
Steve Miskin (House Leadership) smiskin@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9943
Dan Massing (Representative Vereb) dmassing@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9845