Harkins, House Democratic Policy Committee to host education funding hearing Monday in Erie

ERIE, March 18 – State Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, today announced the agenda for the House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on education funding in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 23 at the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place (136 East Ave.), Erie.

Harkins requested the hearing and will serve as co-chairperson with House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Harkins said local school superintendents will discuss public education funding in Pennsylvania. They will also comment on Governor Wolf’s "Schools that Teach" plan, which is part of the governor's three-tiered approach to strengthen Pennsylvania.

The current hearing agenda is:

  • 4 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks

  • 4:10 p.m.

        Jay Badams, superintendent, Erie School District

        Shane Murray, superintendent, Iroquois School District

        Rich Scarletta, superintendent, General McLane School District

  • 5 p.m.Dr. Pam Lenz, circuit rider, Pennsylvania Campaign for Fair Education Funding

  • 5:30 p.m. Closing remarks    

Media coverage is invited.