State Rep. Regina Young’s Statement on Pa. Budget
State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware said she is satisfied that the budget includes a large increase in education funding, for the school districts in her legislative district and throughout the commonwealth.
William Penn School District received an increase of $4.8 million, a 19% increase from last year’s budget, while Southeast Delco School District gained a $5.6 million increase, which is a 29% increase from the previous year.
Philadelphia School District received an increase of $189.3 million, a 14% increase from last year.
“I’m happy to see that the budget prioritized education as a fundamental part of our budget,” Young said. “Education is the building block to a sound future, and I’m thankful of my colleagues who helped pass this budget – taking children’s needs into account.”
The General Appropriations budget bill must now be passed in the Senate before going to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature.