State House Votes To Amend State Budget
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has voted to amend the state budget, restoring hundreds of millions of dollars to education.
The budget passed by State House on Tuesday would give kindergarten through 12th grade education roughly $210 million to be divided up across the state.
However, some school districts like Steel Valley continue to move forward with tough cuts like furloughs.
As they are faced with the proposed cuts to education under Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget for next school year, Steel Valley voted to furlough 40 teachers, teacher’s aides and other positions earlier this week.
Since the House backed budget still needs to go to the Senate, there’s no word yet on if Steel Valley would reverse the decisions.
Some school officials are reportedly saying that this will not resolve all of their financial issues, even if the house backed budget is passed.
The State Senate will start reviewing budget in June.