Mon-Yough school districts to receive more money, but less than initially proposed
Mon-Yough school districts will get more money in the 2014-15 state budget as passed on Monday but less than in the spending plan Gov. Tom Corbett proposed in February.
That is according to a chart released on Tuesday by the House Appropriations Committee's minority staff. The panel's minority chairman is Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Monroeville, whose 25th District extends to the North Versailles Township-McKeesport line.
Markosek said there is no change in basic education subsidies from 2013-14.
The difference comes in a new Ready to Learn Block Grant that is replacing the Accountability Block Grant used for prekindergarten, full-day kindergarten and what the state Department of Education terms “other proven educational programs.”
There will be $100 million given out in the same way Accountability Block Grants were, then another $100 million will go out to help schools focus on student achievement and academic success.
Markosek's caucus said $91.9 million will go to school districts and $8 million to charter schools such as Propel.
Summing up appropriations to Mon-Yough districts:
• McKeesport Area: $23,318,007 in basic funding with a $717,935 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $404,611 Accountability Block Grant in 2013-14.
• Norwin: $15,364,524 in basic funding with a $513,404 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $222,586 Accountability Block Grant.
• Clairton City: $6,835,563 in basic funding with a $178,614 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $101,362 Accountability Block Grant.
• South Allegheny: $9,336,338 in basic funding with a $269,153 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $132,847 Accountability Block Grant.
• Elizabeth Forward: $8,957,816 in basic funding with a $364,189 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $199,623 Accountability Block Grant.
• Duquesne City: $8,573,734 in basic funding with a $170,449 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $110,911 Accountability Block Grant.
• Steel Valley: $8,572,770 in basic funding with a $285,304 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $163,215 Accountability Block Grant.
• West Mifflin Area: $6,535,073 in basic funding with a $385,830 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $194,523 Accountability Block Grant.
• East Allegheny: $6,110,103 in basic funding with a $300,427 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $161,135 Accountability Block Grant.
• West Jefferson Hills: $5,314,632 in basic funding with a $255,703 Ready to Learn grant in place of a $105,529 Accountability Block Grant.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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