January 4, 2016: The Wolf administration announced Monday how education money from the new partial state budget would be distributed, and school districts could begin receiving it as early as today.
School districts will receive, as a base, a sum equivalent to their first six months of funding from last year, said Jeffrey Sheridan, spokesman for Gov. Tom Wolf. The Democratic governor last week signed into law $23.39 billion worth of state spending, reducing through line-item vetoes the remainder of what had been a $30.26 billion Republican-crafted budget.
The Department of Education said that money from an increase in the main K-12 education line would be used to restore the Education Assistance Program, which provided money for tutoring; to help Chester-Upland School District in Delaware County comply with a financial recovery plan; and to assist the Wilkinsburg School District in the transition of high school students to Pittsburgh Public Schools. Read the whole article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.