The Chester-Upland School Districts is in such dire financial straits that administrators are worried about having enough cash on hand to make payroll and keep schools open through the rest of this school year.
Steelton-Highspire School District is among those it identifies as at the greatest risk of going bankrupt.
In a report titled “Sounding the Alarm,” the Pennsylvania State Education Association describes the impact that state funding cuts and policies are having on school districts’ ability to meet the educational needs of students.
In it, the union calls on the Legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett to put more money into public schools and remove the limitations on property tax increases required by the state law known as Act 1.
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